Client: Smart Oil
Typology: Office and Luxury Retail
Area: 25,000m² + Parking
Height: 75.5m (16 storeys)
Project Status: Construction Documentation
Shymkent is a rapidly developing industrial and commercial centre, and the regional capital of South Kazakhstan. Shymkent Tower is a mixed use office and retail hub located at the heart of the city’s established business district, providing 25,000m² of A-class office space. At 75.5m, the 16-storey Pinnacle Tower will be the tallest structure in Shymkent, clearly visible from across the city. The Client is a prominent oil and gas conglomerate based in the region and a significant patron of public and cultural buildings within the city.
The tower podium comprises a luxury retail arcade and gourmet food hall, directly connecting to the adjacent 5-star Rixos Khadisha Hotel, via a double-deck glass bridge. Stone columns line a pedestrian arcade which threads through the luxury boutiques of the arcade over two levels, referencing the neo-classical design of the hotel which is also clad in local stone.
A large roof terrace extends from the hotel, along the upper level of the bridge to a dramatic roof garden above the arcade. Generous skylights flood the arcade with natural light, filtered through embedded photovoltaic louvers, displaying the Client’s commitment to renewable energy. The third level roof terrace also offers outdoor seating areas for the employee’s canteen and other public restaurants associated with the retail hub.
The tower sits within landscaped grounds which include a public entrance plaza, a water plaza and 120 surface parking spaces dedicated to the retail hub. All office parking will be accommodated in three basement floors offering 435 parking bays.
Architecture: UHA London
Structure: Werner Sobek Engineering
MEP: Werner Sobek Engineering
Facade: Werner Sobek Engineering
Retail Consultant: DTZ