Food and consumer goods market at Sennaya square
Project implementation period: 1998
Sennoy market is one of the oldest markets in Saint-Petersburg. At the present moment it is a modern shopping center opened after reconstruction in 1998. Construction works have been fulfilled in restrained urban conditions, and underground warehouses and metro stations located under the Sennaya square created a complicated engineering environment. Taking these factors into consideration, a floting baseplate was used instead of a regular foundation for creation of the market building. Specialists of Kompakt, JSC have also tried to minimize the weigh of the structure and to reduce the load to the baseplate, that is why envelopes of the market buildings are made of sandwich panels. Such an approach proved itself to be the only one feasible solution and new shopping center smoothly entered the architectural and historical environment of the antique square.