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.

Elena Karikova

Director, Moscow

Trained as an Engineer, Elena also has a diploma in the financial sector and significant building industry experience.

Elena joined Chapman Taylor in 2005 as the representative of Chapman Taylor in Russia.

Her extensive knowledge of the Russian market was instrumental in the successful opening of our Moscow studio in 2007.

Areas of expertise:

Business Development, Design Management, Finance

В 2005 году Елена начала свою деятельность в качестве официального представителя компании Chapman Taylor в России.

Её глубокое понимание и отличное знание российского рынка внесли значительный вклад в успешное открытие московского офиса в 2007 году.

Елена является инженером по образованию, а также имеет диплом специалиста в области финансов. За плечами Елены находится значительный опыт работы в строительной индустрии.

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