January 9, 2007
by Canadian Architect
From February 23- April 22, 2007, this exhibition at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Libraryfeatures the design entries of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and Los Angeles-based Eric Owen Moss Architects for an invitational competition for Republic Square in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which consisted of a multi-use building complex on a prime lot with a five-star hotel, luxury residences and office spaces.
Almaty is to Kazakhstan what St. Petersburg is to Russiathe former capital is the cultural center of the country. Much of the Almaty’s architectural growth occurred in the 1980s and 1990s, and Republic Square is considered to be among the most prestigious areas in the city. Rich in minerals and natural resources, the Central Asian country focuses on production and industrial manufacturing.
The opening reception for the exhibition takes place on Friday, February 23, from 6:00-8:00pm.