Mega 2 Location City: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Retail, Leisure
Architecture, Interiors
Astana Group


Mega 2 will almost double the amount of retail space on the linked and very successful Mega Center.

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Key Info

100 additional retail units, a major restaurant court, surface car parking, an amphitheatre and a stage.
Opened in 2013

A retail hub in Kazakhstan's main commercial city

Mega 2 opened to the public in November 2013. The scheme has almost doubled the amount of retail space on this site, providing over 100 additional retail units, as well as a major restaurant court to the unified development.

Striking views

With an area of more than 78,000m² encompassed by a sweeping, angled roof, the building climbs up its sloping site and is surmounted by a restaurant court which offers dramatic views of the mountain range encircling the southern edge of the city.

Modern retail with traditional Kazakh signatures

A rich external landscape is also incorporated, with surface parking in front of the building and an amphitheatre, stage and large LED screen forming a focal point. Design themes relate to Kazakh landscape and iconography and include motifs based on mountain lakes and streams, a Kazakh marketplace as well as poppies and eagles. These are integrated with a number of unique artworks specially commissioned from local artists for the project.

Chapman Taylor undertook the layout planning and design of Mega 2 from concept through to tender stage, also overseeing construction works on site.

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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