The Mevaston Hotel is a destination resort of squares, courtyards, gardens and streams.


The Mevaston site is located just outside the Northeast corner of Ichan Kala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Khiva, Uzbekistan, and within the site’s designated buffer zone. Ichan Kala is the inner town (protected by brick walls some 10m high) of the old Khiva oasis, which was the last resting-place of caravans before crossing the desert to Iran.


Atomik were invited to prepare a masterplan and submission for a new 150 room hotel and business district that will help to enhance the tourism potential for the region whilst respecting and celebrating the site’s unique history and culture.


The initial masterplan draws inspiration from the historic regional architecture and is a contemporary rethinking of traditional building typologies, which have developed over the last 2000 years to respond to culture and climate of the region.

The proposals were well received by ICOMOS and local and national government authorities.