Dostyk 300

  • Location:

    Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Project year:

  • Type:

    Residential Complex
  • Scale:

    5, 1423 Hа
  • Building area:

    15 455 m2
  • Residence area:

    29 249 m2
  • Commercial area:

    2 705 m2
  • Total apartments:

  • Total floors:


The residential complex is located in the southern part of the city, next to the Yesentai River and the Malaya Almatinka River, which creates favorable conditions for the development of pedestrian infrastructure along these rivers leading all the way to Medeo. This is part of the Akimat's strategy to create a pedestrian framework in the city.

However, there are no commercial facilities within walking distance in the area of the site, and the streets are not adapted for pedestrians, which leads to a pendulum migration of the population from the periphery to the center. To solve this problem, we decided to create a mixed-use residential complex that includes its own commerce, public area, business center, kindergarten, and housing. At the same time, we preserve the historical axis on the site.

The place where the residential complex is located is of great importance, as Dostyk Avenue ended at this location and a landmark building could have been planned here. At the moment, the site is home to an eco-research institute with bionic architecture. The architecture of the first line along Dostyk should match the style of this building. The architecture at the back of the site will be in keeping with the surrounding residential development. The 5-hectare site includes 24 three-story houses with 6 courtyard spaces, 1 kindergarten with 75 seats, and two commercial buildings with commercial and business center functions.

We are improving the urban fabric by creating new streets that are designed not only for logistics but also as public spaces, stimulating the economy and encouraging people to walk. The streets will have a variety of functions: transit, shopping, recreational walks to and from the Yesentai River, and social.

We are creating a network of households connected through a series of public spaces and streets, creating an opportunity for new acquaintances, exchange of ideas, and mutual support. The project is creating a central pedestrian street that will have landscaping and link Taimanov Street and Dostyk Avenue. An additional car passage is also being added along the northern part of the site, which will help relieve some of the pressure on the streets.

To maintain sustainability, the houses will have solar panels on the roofs to partially cover the lighting needs of the site. Stormwater harvesting is also envisioned, as water is a problem in the neighborhood. Drip irrigation and minimizing the amount of lawn in favor of more resilient plant species are envisioned. Terraces are provided on the first floors and all roofs will be operable. Cyclists can pass through the site; Dostyk Avenue and the Yesentai River are favorite routes for cyclists. The project was successfully defended by the City Council, which emphasizes its importance for the city's infrastructure and the lives of its residents.

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