Goethe Institut Almaty

The former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty (Alma Ata until 1993), with approximately 1.3 million inhabitants, is not only the economic and financial hub of the country but also all of Central Asia. As a place of many peoples, cultures and languages, Almaty has become the cultural center of the region during the last centuries. It's favourable near the Kyrgyz border and the local capital Bishkek is raising the cultural significance of Almaty for the whole of Central Asia.

Newly constructed in the premium business center, the future Goethe-Institut is located close to the intersection Nauryzbaibatir and Shibeksholi in the center of Almaty. Designed as a cubical reinforced concrete frame structure, the building is braced by staircases and lift shafts.

The dimensions of the building is 37m x 30m and with its nine entire floors it has a height of 31,2m. Furthermore, within the full basement of the building are two underground garages.

The KVL acted in this project as a planner together with a German service engineering office, structural engineers and fire protection experts in the work phase 1-9 HOAI on order of the Federal Office of Construction and Regional Planning in Bonn.

The KVL focused on finding a solution between the client, users and landlords in compliance with Kazakh and German norms and standards.