HOK creates luxury escape for city dwellers in Kazakhstan
Site work has just started high in the mountains of the Medeu Valley in Kazakhstan, marking the realisation of a recent win for HOK International: a masterplan design for a village and ski resort catering for nearby city dwellers.
Medeu Village and Ski Resort is being developed by international property developer Capital Partners and, with HOK’s imaginative and sustainable design, is destined to become a premier ski destination with the Asian Games due to be held in 2011 in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city.
Up to 10,000 people per day will potentially visit Medeu to enjoy skiing, skating and the national park. It is located at 5,200 ft (1600m) in the Tien Shan mountain range, 30km south of Almaty.