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BUILDING
 
 
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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DESCRIPTION
 
Foster + Partners Khan Shatyr AstanaThe tent-like, cable-net structure is located at the northern end of the new city axis and soars 150 metres from an elliptical base to form the highest peak on the Astana skyline.

The building encloses an area in excess of 100,000 square metres within an ETFE dome, with dramatic views over the city and the Steppes beyond. Contained within it is an urban-scaled park, along with a wide variety of entertainment and leisure facilities, including retail, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and flexible spaces that can accommodate a varied programme of events and exhibitions. The different levels form undulating terraces, the uppermost terrace forming a water park.
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MATERIALS
 
steel, ETFE

Norman Foster Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center 60m Tripod leg weighs 351 tonnes.
Each 70m Tripod leg weighs 211.5 tonnes.

The ETFE and cable roof is very lightweight and thus efficient- the large spans would make for a very heavy structure if it was steel and glass- and by hanging the roof from the tripod all the cables are simply in tension, which is a very efficient system for steel.
Because of the cable net's nature as a tension structure the entire roof is designed to move as wind and snow loads are imposed - the whole structure will thus move - but in fairly small amounts.

12,300 driven piles and 94 bored piles under the foundation.

Total Weight (Tripod + Hub + Struts + Top Ring + Basket + Top Mast) + (Cables + Cable Supports & Anchorages) (1.600 tons ) + (404 tons 392 tons) = (1.600 tons) + (796 tons) = 2.396 tons

Reinforced + Lean/Screed Concrete=174.000 m³ ~ 431.800 tons.

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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Norman Foster Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center Temperatures in Astana can drop to -35 degrees Celsius in winter and climb as high as +35 degrees in summer. The three-layer ETFE envelope is designed to shelter the enclosed accommodation from weather extremes and to allow daylight to wash the interiors. In winter, a key challenge is to prevent the formation of ice on the inside of the envelope.

This is achieved by a combination of temperature control and directing warm air currents up the inner surface of the fabric, a strategy that also prevents downdraughts. In summer, fritting on the outermost foil layer provides solar shading. Inside, low-level jets direct cool air across the space, while opening vents at the apex induce stack-effect ventilation.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
Kazakhstan [Qazaqstan]
Province
Aqmola
Town
Astana
Address
Kabanbai Batyr Ave. 4 (пр. Туран)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Multi-purpose centres
Other architectural structures
Domes and cupolas
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
Buildings for recreational activities
Cinemas
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2006    
Realisation
2006 - 2010
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AWARDS
 
2013
International Property Awards
Asia Pacific
Best Mixed-use Architecture
2011
Institution of Structural Engineers' Structural Awards
Award for Commercial or Retail Structures
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Richard Orange, "Khan Shatyr, Kazakhstan", Blueprint 293, august 2010, pp. 34-41
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CLIENT
 
 
Sembol Construction
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 400,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 267,50
Surface
site sq.m. 100,000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Buro Happold
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STAFF
 
Associate designers
Linea Tusavul Architecture
Architect of record
Gültekin Architecture
Consultant
Charles Funke Associates
Claude Engle
OZUN PROJE Ltd + Arce
Mechanical -Vemeks Engineering Ltd, Electrical
HB Teknik
ALKAS Consulting
Istanbul Technical University
SAMKO Engineering Contracting Co. Inc.
Montage Services
Vector-Foiltec
Linea & Gultekin
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Drawings © Foster + Partners
Text edited by Foster + Partners
Courtesy by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center



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