City Gate Office

Tashkent, Uzbekistan


14.000 m²

City gates were traditionally built to provide a point of access to and departure from a walled city for people, vehicles, goods and animals. Depending on their historical context they filled functions relating to defense, security, health, trade, taxation, and representation. The city gate was also commonly used to display diverse kinds of public information such as announcements, tax and toll schedules, standards of local measures, and legal texts. It could be heavily fortified, ornamented with heraldic shields, sculpture or inscriptions. City gates in the histoy transforms into city buildings in time. It symbolises the gates leading to the city center. In the proposal the city gate is commented as a city building within contemporary approach for Tashkent which is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populous city in ex-Soviet Central Asia, with a population in 2018 of 2,485,900. It is in northeastern Uzbekistan, near the border with Kazakhstan. The project site is situated north of Tashkent City and the design is a candidate to be a new gate, a new transition and a new center for the city. Funcitonally the design consists of office and retail units which have totally 14.000 m² construction size.