Mega Silk Way Location City: Astana, Kazakhstan

Retail, Leisure
Architecture, Interiors
London, Moscow
Astana Group


Kazakhstan's largest shopping centre and the gateway to EXPO 2017

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Key Info

210 retail units, restaurants, a food court, ten cinemas including an IMAX screen, a 400 seat ice rink around a lake, 2300 car park, and children’s entertainment areas
138,000m² GBA. 60,000m² GLA
Weekdays – 25,000 to 40,000. Weekends – 40,000 to 60,000
March 2017

Kazakhstan's most extensive range of shopping and entertainment facilities

Located in Astana, Kazakhstan, this scheme contains the country’s most extensive range of shopping and ultimate entertainment facilities. It is built within the framework of the EXPO 2017 masterplan. It includes restaurants, a food court, ten cinemas including an IMAX screen, a 400 seat ice rink around a lake and children’s entertainment area.

'Tree' structures support the atrium

A pair of long and winding malls forming two racetracks housing wide ranging retail units lead the customers to the grand atrium at the each end of the complex where the majority of entertainment facilities are found around a multi-event space. The gracious ‘tree’ structures supporting this tall and large span atrium with a large seating area and food court, ice rink, market place and restaurants with excellent view of the Expo feature building. 

Set within the EXPO 2017 masterplan

The building is included within the framework of EXPO 2017 and is set to welcome 1 million visitors per month. Mega Silkway will act as a major route from Nazarbayev University to the Expo site and be a symbol of the EXPO after it is closed, as well as becoming the city’s major family attraction.

Chapman Taylor was the lead architect on the project.

For more information please contact:

Ramchandra Khatiwada
Director (Moscow)
T: +7 495 785 2717

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