Government of Kazakhstan

Silk Road Station, Kazakhstan
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Location: Kazakhstan

Client: Government of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the largest land-locked country in Central Asia. The land is rich in natural resources with a relatively small population. The old “Silk Road” cuts through Kazakhstan serving as the main over-land route connecting China with Europe. Forty large container trucks traverse this barren landscape every hour, making it one of the busiest highways in the world. Basic infrastructure to service this volume of traffic is lacking and we were asked to present ideas on improving facilities along the highway. Our solution was a “Silk Road Station”, developed every 200 kilometers along the 3000 kilometer length of the highway.