Chapman Taylor designs mixed-use landmark for central Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Chapman Taylor has designed a retail-led, mixed-use destination for the centre of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) in Kazakhstan.

The 25,000m2 GBA, supermarket-led development will host a sustainable and dynamic range of shopping, leisure and office spaces, as well as abundant car parking.

The striking, contemporary architectural design for the new building will create a prominent landmark in the city while providing a context-sympathetic visual transition between the surrounding buildings and the strong architecture of the EXPO 2017 complex.

The façade design employs oval perforations which are playfully distributed across the building, referencing the architectural forms of the EXPO development. The main surface of the façades consists of vertical louvres, which provide a slender and elegant appearance, and vertical character, to the elongated building. The oval perforations cut through the vertical lines, creating transparent planes or open terraces – with areas where they meet the ground highlighting, along with double height spaces and slender white columns, the entrance areas for visitors.

A retail showcase gallery runs across the western and southern façades, highlighting the retail and leisure offers inside – helping to provide a human scale at street level.

Ramchandra Khatiwada (MSc(Arch) RIBA)

Director, Moscow

Ramchandra (Ram) joined Chapman Taylor in 1999. He was appointed as the Director responsible for our Russian business in 2006 and played a key role in opening our Moscow studio in 2007.

A fluent Russian speaker with excellent knowledge of the Russian design and planning system, Ram has worked on large-scale retail and mixed-use schemes in Russia, Kazakhstan, and other CIS countries.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Mixed-use / Transportation

Рамчандра (Рам) стал частью команды Chapman Taylor в 1999 году. В 2006 году он был назначен на должность директора, ответственного за развитие бизнеса на российском рынке. В 2007 году Рам сыграл ключевую роль в открытии офиса компании в Москве.

Рам свободно говорит на русском языке и отлично знаком с особенностями российского проектирования и системы планирования. На протяжении многих лет Рам успешно реализует широкомасштабные проекты торговых объектов и многофункциональных комплексов в России, Казахстане и других странах СНГ.

Область специализации:

Проектирование торговых объектов/многофункциональных комплексов/ транспортных систем

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