Exterior renovation of Hotel Almaty completed in Kazakhstan

Before and after

The Chapman Taylor-designed renovation of a landmark modernist hotel exterior in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has been completed.

Hotel Almaty was built in the modernist style common in the 1960s Soviet Union, and became a well-known landmark in the Kazakh city – even appearing on banknotes. Poor finishing led to the building requiring renovation in the 1970s, with cheaper materials used, followed by larger-scale changes in the 1990s.

In 2014, Chapman Taylor was asked to plan a reconstruction of the hotel in a way which allowed “the return of the historical appearance”.

The old balconies, including their inappropriate blue plastic fencing and windows, were replaced – enhancing the spectacular views across the city and to the mountains. The exterior renovation aims to give the building a new face in keeping with the architectural history of the hotel, yet appropriate for the 21st century.

For more information, please contact:

Ramchandra Khatiwada (MSc(Arch) RIBA)

Director, Moscow

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

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.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Mixed-use / Transportation / Residential

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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