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Astana

EXPO 2017 Legacy: What is Venue’s Future?

01:00 - 16 October, 2017
EXPO 2017 Legacy: What is Venue’s Future?

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to Future Energy was an expositional and recreational event that took place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan. The exhibition lasted 93 days and became one of the most spectacular cultural venues of the year. Overall, 115 countries and 22 international organizations took part in the event.

As part of Astana EXPO 2017, global policy documents were drafted in order to promote an energy-efficient lifestyle and wide use of renewable energy sources.

Expo 2017 Legacy: World’s Largest Sphere

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Expo 2017 Legacy: World’s Largest Sphere, Courtesy of Astana EXPO 2017
Courtesy of Astana EXPO 2017

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to the theme "Future Energy" was an expositional and recreational event that took place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan. The exhibition lasted 93 days and became one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017. Overall, 115 countries and 22 international organizations took part in the event.

Minima | Maxima / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

15:00 - 13 September, 2017
Minima | Maxima / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, © NAARO
© NAARO

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Astana 020000, Kazakhstan
  • Context

    World Expo 2017
  • Commissioned by

    Epazote Sa. Vladislav Sludskiy
  • Material

    ⅛” Power-Coated Aluminum | # Structure Stripes: 5,312
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Forte Bank Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

19:00 - 14 April, 2017
Forte Bank Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados, © Alexander Mussiyan
© Alexander Mussiyan

© Alexander Mussiyan © Alexander Mussiyan © Alexander Mussiyan © Alexander Mussiyan + 15

AIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Award

06:00 - 21 October, 2016
AIA Announces Recipients of Innovation Award, ©Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, © Keitaro Yoshioka, © Mortenson Construction, © Dana Wheelock
©Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, © Keitaro Yoshioka, © Mortenson Construction, © Dana Wheelock

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected this year's winners for the TAP/CCA Innovation Award, which highlights new practices and technologies that advance project delivery and life-cycle management of buildings. Categories for the awards, conferred by the AIA's Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community and the Construction Contract Administration (CCA) Knowledge Community), include Stellar Design, Project Delivery & Construction Administration Excellence, Academic Program/Curriculum Development, and Exemplary Use in a Small Firm. Voting is open from now until November 18th for favorite projects among the winners.

Astana Expo City 2017 (Astana, Kazakhstan) / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Glazing & Winter Comfort Tool (Boston, MA) / Payette. Image © Keitaro Yoshioka Epic Deep Space Auditorium (Verona, WI) / Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.. Image © Dana Wheelock Astana Expo City 2017 (Astana, Kazakhstan) / Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture + 22

6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch

10:30 - 31 March, 2015
6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch, Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM
Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM

Threatening to end Cairo’s 1,046 year dominance as the country’s capital, earlier this month the government of Egypt announced their intentions to create a new, yet-to-be-named capital city just east of New Cairo. The promise of the more than 270 square mile ‘new New Cairo’ has attracted headlines from around the world with its sheer scale; a $45 billion development of housing, shopping and landmarks designed to attract tourism from day one, including a theme park larger than Disneyland. And of course, the plans include the promise of homes - for at least 5 million residents in fact, with the vast number of schools, hospitals and religious and community buildings that a modern city requires - making the new capital of Egypt the largest planned city in history.

The idea of building a new capital city has appealed to governments across history; a way to wipe the slate clean, stimulate the economy and lay out your vision of the world in stone, concrete and parkland. Even old Cairo was founded as a purpose built capital, although admittedly urban planning has changed a little since then. It continues to change today; see the full list of different ways to build a totally new city after the break.

Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM Train station. Image © SOM Government District. Image © SOM Concept of Cairo's replacement by Skidmore, Owings and Merril. Image © SOM + 44

Palace of Schoolchildren / Studio 44 Architects

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
© Margarita Yawein
© Margarita Yawein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Avenue, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Design Team

    Nikita Yavein, Sergey Aksenov, Darya Gordina, Mariam Zamelova, Vladimir Zenkevich, Ivan Kozhin, Darya Nasonova, Natalya Poznyanskaya, Nikolay Smolin, Yanina Smolina, George Snezhkin with the participation of Natalya Arkhipova, Ygor Britikov, Mariya Vinogradova, Ilya Grigoryev, Veronika Zhukova, Evgeniya Kuptsova, Elena Loginova, Nikolay Novotochinov, Kseniya Schastlivtseva, Anton Yar-Skryabin
  • Area

    18700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Margarita Yawein © Margarita Yawein © Margarita Yawein © Margarita Yawein + 26

Haileybury Astana School / Cinici Architects

01:00 - 31 January, 2014
Haileybury Astana School / Cinici Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Architect in Charge

    Can Çinici
  • Architecture Team

    Cem Katkat, Goksenin Ekiyorum, Selim Koytak, Tim Kovats
  • Project Manager

    Mert Gokturk
  • Area

    20500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

AS+GG Wins Competition for Astana World EXPO 2017

00:00 - 1 November, 2013
AS+GG Wins Competition for Astana World EXPO 2017, © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
© Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has been announced as winner of a major design competition for World EXPO-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Selected from 105 entrants, which included the likes of Coop Himmelb(l)au, Zaha Hadid Architects and UNStudio, AS+GG’s 173.4 hectare proposal plans to build on the Expo’s theme “Future Energy” by becoming the “first Third Industrial Revolution city.”

EXPO 2017 Finalist Proposal / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
EXPO 2017 Finalist Proposal / Saraiva + Associados, Courtesy of Saraiva + Associados
Courtesy of Saraiva + Associados

Designed for the Expo 2017 theme "The Energy of the Future", Saraiva + Associados' proposal was recently selected as one of the top 10 finalists in the competition. Their concept proposes an enduring landmark in Astana that integrates renewables, efficiency, clean technologies and sustainability into livable and feasible architecture where "Energy is Life". From the master plan to the individual buildings, this design embraces the idea that "Life should be built on the conservation of energy" and clearly makes a statement that energy concerns on Buildings and City Planning can be put immediately into action - and the best way to do it is by providing high quality contemporary concepts that efficiently integrates proven technology into feasible designs that can effectively make the difference today. More images and architects' description after the break.

Top Firms Compete to Design Kazakhstan's World Expo in 2017

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Top Firms Compete to Design Kazakhstan's World Expo in 2017, © J. Mayer H. Architects (Germany)
© J. Mayer H. Architects (Germany)

Zaha Hadid Architects, Coop Himmelb(l)au, UNStudio, and Snøhetta are some of the 45 shortlisted practices competing to design the International Specialized Exposition (Expo 2017) in Astana, Kazakhstan. Each practice, selected from more than a 100 proposals worldwide, has submitted their own interpretation of the expo’s theme: "Future Energy". Come September, the jury will announce which vision best represents what will be the country’s first world fair.

“The theme of our exhibition is closely related to 'green economy', which takes into account the possibility of using alternative energy sources and the autonomous water and heat provision in each of the constructions," said Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Astana-EXPO 2017 Competition

01:00 - 25 February, 2013
Astana-EXPO 2017 Competition, Courtesy of Astanagenplan RDI
Courtesy of Astanagenplan RDI

Upon their recent selection to host the International Specialized Exposition in 2017 (EXPO 2017) with a theme Energy of the Future, National Company Astana and Mayor’s Office of Astana launched a sponsored international architectural competition for the development of a concept design of EXPO facilities, including an installation to serve as the symbol of EXPO 2017 in Astana. The objective of the competition is to get conceptual architectural and urban planning solutions and ideas for EXPO facilities. The competition began last week and will last until June 18.The winner will get award equal to 15 Million KZT (equivalent to US$ 100,000). For more information, please visit here.