Philip Nikandrov

Gorproject, Chief Architect

About

With over 20 years of international experience in architecture and master planning, Philip Nikandrov is a leading Russian architect with substantial expertise in large scale, complex, and unique projects of high-rise typology. His design approach creates the route between contextualism and minimalism, reaching the complexity through simplicity. The strong identity in his concepts is always rooted in architectural metaphors derived from site context, history of the place and cultural background of the project in a way that the final form creates the symbol, project logo and recognizable icon on the skyline.

On joining the international company RMJM in 1997, Philip served as senior designer and project architect in some of the most prestigious projects, working in the firm’s offices in the UK, Middle East and later in Russia. In 2011, after 15 years at RMJM serving as director and European Studio…

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CTBUH Roles

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2015)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

12 November 2015

Interview: Evolution Tower

Philip Nikandrov, Chief Architect, Gorproject, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building Featured Finalist, the Evolution Tower, Moscow, during the 2015 CTBUH...

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Research

01 August 2016

Upward Spiral: The Story of the Evolution Tower

Philip Nikandrov, GORPROJECT

The Evolution Tower, Moscow, set off a wave of imitators when its design was first revealed in 2004, but it took another 12 years for...

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Research

29 April 2011

Debating Tall: Gazprom Tower

Philip Nikandrov, RMJM; Kirill Strakhov, Deputy of Yabloko (Apple) Party/Head of Regional Committee on Historical Heritage of Kalininsky District of St. Petersburg

Ever since the project was first announced in 2005, the proposed 396-meter (1299-foot) tall tower of the Okhta Center has been the subject of fierce...

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