This is a new campus located an hour's drive from the city of Talgar in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan. It will be built in the Soldatsky Gorge of the Zailiyskiy Alatau ridge, in a natural environment of rare beauty.
The project was named "Science City Technopolis"; it also includes the educational buildings of the Kazakh-British Technical University, student dormitories, public buildings, developed infrastructure.
Its master plan is designed so that students and teachers can constantly feel themselves in a natural environment, but they would not have a feeling of abandonment in this uninhabited area.
At the same time, one of the main design tasks was to create from scratch a viable prototype of a modern city, a small settlement with its own social and cultural life. It should combine all the positive aspects of urbanization and the dignity of living in nature. Unlike the frequent examples of attempts at such a compromise, from which neither the landscape nor the architecture benefit, in the case of Naukograd, the architect tried to keep both of these components intact.
All buildings will be connected with each other by overhead passages, which will facilitate maximum interaction between the individual buildings and institutions of the town. And between them, in comparative integrity, the steppe of southern Kazakhstan will lie. Such a solution will be especially useful in winter, given the harsh continental climate of this region.
The buildings of the town themselves are designed according to the modular principle: from horizontal and vertical blocks. Terraces located on the roofs of the buildings form a kind of second - artificial - landscape that turns the complex into a single whole.
Based on materials from OMA