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Haileybury Astana School / Cinici Architects

  • 01:00 - 31 January, 2014
Haileybury Astana School / Cinici Architects
Haileybury Astana School / Cinici Architects, © Cemal Emden
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Architect in Charge

    Can Çinici
  • Architecture Team

    Cem Katkat, Goksenin Ekiyorum, Selim Koytak, Tim Kovats
  • Project Manager

    Mert Gokturk
  • Area

    20500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Civil Engineer

    Fonksiyon Muhendislik – Atilla Caydamlı
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Okutan Muhendislik – Mehmet Okutan
  • Electrical Engineer

    Aykar Muhendislik – Mehmet Karadurak
  • Infrastructure

    Diyap Proje – Cumhur Zibel
  • Landscape

    DS Mimarlik – Deniz Aslan
  • Acoustic Design

    Sey Muhendislik – Yıldız Sey
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Text description provided by the architects. Haileybury, one of the Britain’s oldest and most prestigious independent boarding schools, has its Astana Campus situated on a 12 hectares site, with 20 000 m2 closed area. There were three challenges while developing the design idea of this campus: the vast and flat layout of the city, the complexity of the program and the climatic conditions.


The challenge of complexity aroused its counterpart, simplicity, as the main design strategy. The four parts of the school programme (Pre-school, KS1, KS2, Senior School) each having unique spatial requirements, are resolved into one comprehensive unity: the square.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

An understanding of a “generic section” that responds to the heavy mechanical and electrical requirement as well as programmatic complexities is developed responding to the climatic conditions.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

After all, surprisingly, the rebirth of the archetypal “Courtyard” witnessed – as an unintended reference to the original Haileybury in UK. In a vast city like Astana, which is in the process of development and pervaded by extreme flatness, this two store, low-rise building, devoid of historic and iconic references, offered its own vastness and horizontality as a reverence to the city.


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Cite: "Haileybury Astana School / Cinici Architects" 31 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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