The American Space is a multi-purpose hub with a robotics lab, digital fabrication space and conference facilities, located at  ‘Smart Point’ in Almaty Towers – an important new technology cluster in the city. We worked within stringent US design guidelines to produce a space that embodied American principles but had a fresh outlook to encourage innovation and dialogue between creative communities. Atomik’s London-Almaty geography encourages the free trade of ideas between Europe and Central Asia, so this project supporting the American Consulate’s outreach programme in Kazakhstan reflected closely our own attitude to collaboration.