ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN / 2018 - PRESENT
HMA2 is planning a major transformation of the Narxoz university campus, originally built in the Soviet era. The project includes the complete interior and exterior renovation of its nearly 300 meter long building. Bisecting the long building will be a new entry “gateway building” that will provide flexible assembly, meeting and dining spaces for academic uses as well as broader community events.The architecture and site are woven to create an outdoor shared university and community event, art exhibition, and recreation place, “Gateway Park” at Narxoz University. The gateway building’s cantilevered front creates an open entry porch over an extended plaza. The existing entry building with its iconic mosaic mural shall become part of the library and will have a new courtyard surrounded by a landscaped pergola. Parking on site will be available for campus and community visitors. The campus design will transform Narxoz University into a state of the art academic center, a civic cultural and community center, and a recognized regional and global destination.