Esentai Tower Almaty, Kazakhstan SOM | LERA

Esentai Tower is a mixed-use office and hotel facility that is the centerpiece of the Esentai Park Master Plan, and the tallest building in central Asia. The beauty of the snow-capped peaks of the Tien Shan Mountain Range which borders the city of Almaty is a primary source of design inspiration for the building.

An elegant, crystalline building form and the icy transparency of the exterior skin, where a pattern of ceramic frit frosts the surface and reinforces its vertical proportions, establish the tower as a unique landmark on Al-Farabi Avenue.

Project Facts

Completion Year: 2008
Site Area: 16,500 m2
Project Area: 75,000 m2
Building Height: 168 m
Number of Stories: 36

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