"Laukh" Building
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Area: 80000 m²
Features: "Laukh" building - the book stand for the "sky Koran", symbolic building for Uzbekistan
Client: Private Client
Author: Manuel Nunez Yanowsky, Julia Suprunovych (NUN PTE.LTD)
Date and phase: Conceptual design 2019

"Laukh" building is designed as a part of the Residential Park "Timurid Chor-Bagh" in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This complex was based on the planning model of the traditional Timurid gardens "Chor-Bagh", and the "Laukh" buildings have their special role - they are the entrance gates of the complex.

Working on the concept of this building, we aimed to create a contemporary building - architectural symbol for Tashkent and for Uzbekistan.

In Samarkand, the ancient capital of the Amir Timur (Tamerlane) empire, in the courtyard of Bibi-Khanym Mosque, there is a marble laukh - a book stand for Koran, made in the XV century by the order of Mirzo Ulugbek, the grandchild of famous Amir Timur.

It's original silhouette and proportions inspired us to create the building "Laukh" - the unique structure with its powerful forms, open to the sky.

This building has no analogies in the world. Its expressive silhouette with the original glass bay windows and ornamental finishing in the style of oriental patterns may become the "visiting card" of Tashkent - memorable place for business meetings and leisure time.

The Buildings "Laukh" are supposed to place the univercity buildings, cultural centers, libraries and contemporary madrasah.

In the shady courtyard of the building "Laukh" there is a copy of the original marble laukh of Mirzo Ulugbek, to remind the citizens and guests of the city the great achievements of the Timurid epoch.

Working team: Manuel Nunez Yanowsky, Julia Suprunovych, Andrey Levchenko

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