Mega Silk Way Location City: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Retail, Leisure
Architecture, Interiors
London, Moscow
Astana Group


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Key Info

210 retail units, restaurants, a food court, a ten-screen cinema including an IMAX screen, a 2,300 car park, and children’s entertainment areas
140,000m² GBA
12 million people per year
Opened in March 2017
BREEAM (In-Use) Very Good (asset performance) and Excellent (building management)

Kazakhstan's most extensive range of shopping and entertainment facilities

Kazakhstan’s largest shopping centre, Mega Silk Way is a gateway development to the EXPO 2017 site. Containing the country’s most extensive range of shopping and entertainment facilities, the scheme includes restaurants, a food court, a 10-screen cinema (including an IMAX screen) and many other leisure offers.

'Tree' structures support the atrium

The development is defined by two winding, retail-lined malls and an impressive entertainment leisure atrium. Graceful tree-like structures support the tall and large-span atrium, which houses a large seating area, food court, marketplace and restaurants, all with excellent views 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 Silk Way 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. The scheme achieved BREEAM In-Use sustainability certification - "Very Good" for asset performance and "Excellent" for building management.

Chapman Taylor was Lead Architect on Mega Silk Way. Our design won the 2019 International Property Award for “Best International Retail Architecture.”

The development was jointly-opened by President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan in March 2017.

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


Your BREEAM Award - BREEAM Awards 2020
Your BREEAM Award - BREEAM Awards 2020
Best Retail Architecture (Kazakhstan) - Asia Pacific Property Awards
Best Retail Architecture (Kazakhstan) - Asia Pacific Property Awards
Best International Retail Architecture - International Property Awards
Best International Retail Architecture - International Property Awards
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