Spiegle Online reported that Russian gas giant Gazprom (owner of 16% of the world’s gas reserves) is expanding into Europe. The company is holding a design competition for its new headquarters just opposite the famed 18th century Smolny Cathedral on the Neva River in historic St. Petersburg. The images below show the six designs currently in the competition. Read the article at Spiegle.de (english version).

RMJM of LondonRMJM of London
Jean Nouvel of ParisJean Nouvel of Paris
Herzog & de MeuronHerzog & de Meuron
Massimiliano Fuksas of ItallyMassimiliano Fuksas of Itally
Rem Kolhaas's Office for Metropolitan ArchitectureRem Kolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind

Link: Spiegle.de