Wednesday, April 22, 2009
NEW SEIFULLIN CENTER-ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN-NEIL M. DENARI ARCHITECTS
The site is zoned in two parts based on a rational split between Office use and Residential use, with circulation elements and the retail component as the functions that bridge these two zones.
To the north, occupying roughly 2/3rds of the site, the residential buildings are configured so as to respond to the streets surrounding the site, to the maximization of views, and to the creation of a rich spatial experience on the main site plaza. On the southern zone of the site, the Office program sits directly north of the Foster twin tower, creating a buffer between it and the residential zone. This building is set back from the site edges as an elegant sculptural volume, the connecting bridges that emerge from a 13 story high void....NMDA