CODECO wins award for best project in Kazakhstan (KZ)

The exclusive Czech Terraces residential project, which the CODECO development company is realising in the largest Kazakh city of Almaty, received an important award this autumn from the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan. It took first place in the country-wide competition for the best architectural work from the years 2007 - 2010.

Czech Terraces

An artist's impression of the Czech Terraces due for completion in 2012.

The architects from the Casua studio under the leadership of Oleg Haman received the highest award from the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan for the architectural proposal of the atypically designed block of flats with luxury flats according to CODECO's investment assignment.

"We decided to enter the local market with a project for luxury housing in a European style, which is not that common in Kazakhstan yet. Apart from the high standard of the layout design and the architectural rendering, we also place a great emphasis on the level of the design of all details of the building and the material used. We very much appreciate receiving the award because it confirms that our joint efforts were worthwhile," Zaida Ospanova, the Executive Director of CODECO Kazakhstan, explained.

The block of flats is going up on the Kok Tobe Mountain in the representative Medeuski neighborhood near the center of the city. It will offer its inhabitants unique panoramic views of the city lying beneath them and at the Kazakh countryside, since the city of Almata lies directly at the foot of the Tian Shan mountain range. Czech Terraces was conceived as an intimate project that, apart from a high standard, also offers the owners of the flats the privacy they demand. Each of the flats with large layouts of from 120 to 240 m² will also have a terrace and two parking spots in an underground garage allotted to it. The common spaces provide, for example, a reception, laundry room and a room for bicycles or prams.

CKD PRAHA DIZ became the general contractor, though it will work with local subcontractors on the project. Work was begun on the utility networks and construction work should begin on the building itself next spring. The construction is slated for completion in the summer of 2012. The project's web pages in the Russian language will be launched at the beginning of December at

Source: Crest Communications a.s.

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