The 6.8-hectacre site in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital, is in the Hisor Valley and approximately 5km from the Dushanbe Airport. Close to the Dushanbinka River and the Gissar Canal, its westward views look to the lake and mountains. OBMI’s goal was to design a desirable, mixed-use commercial and residential destination for local and international clients alike.
Our waterfront hub for shopping, dining, and social interaction is designed to be walkable year-round. Gardens, plazas, fountains, and ponds at the edge of the canal present places to gather and linger. The architecture is infused with authentic culture, with traditional Islamic patterns adorning the plaza and amphitheater. At the heart is a 128-key hotel and conference center, an extensive retail promenade, and winter garden. Five residential towers and office space contribute to a consistently vibrant population comprised of locals and a business workforce. To promote walkability and social interaction along the canal, we gave careful consideration to pedestrian circulaton—covered to increase its year-round appeal—and landscaping.