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CROSSWORKS - Almaty Masterplan

Cristian Toc

23 Apr 2024

Cross Works was commissioned to design a masterplan for a 50 hectare brownfield site in central Almaty (the largest city in Kazakhstan) that was to seamlessly knit in with the existing city and align with the stringent policies and regulations of the local authority. whilst satisfying the ambitious requirements of a brief that asked for 2,000,000 sq/m of mixed-use floor space.

Cross Works was commissioned to design a masterplan for a 50 hectare brownfield site in central Almaty (the largest city in Kazakhstan) that was to seamlessly knit in with the existing city and align with the stringent policies and regulations of the local authority. whilst satisfying the ambitious requirements of a brief that asked for 2,000,000 sq/m of mixed-use floor space.


The masterplan was made up of a variety of residential typologies, as well supporting community facilities (social infrastructure), commercial uses, cultural buildings and a stunning landscape strategy which also tied neatly into Almaty’s existing green space network, providing the locals with an abundance of useable open space and carefully designed public realm; all of which currently stands as a less attractive, industrial enclave of the city.


Overall masterplanning and architectural design by Cross Works, with support from DOME+PARTNERS and landscape support from Alexander Saunders Ltd, with visualisation support from SNT visual.







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