Astana Expo City 2017

Currently under construction, Astana Expo City 2017 will embrace the exposition’s theme, “Future Energy,” with the aim of reducing the overall energy demand of the site by using both passive and active strategies. All opportunities for power generation were investigated and several were incorporated into the building-design guidelines, including high-performance glazing; energy piles that will reduce energy demand and provide temperature modulation during winter; energy storage capacity that can meet two days of emergency demand; 100 percent of rainfall from a 100-year storm event managed on site; and 90 percent of waste generated on site will be diverted from a landfill.

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Astana overall expo site

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Overall expo site with connection to Astana

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The Kazakhstan Sphere will act as a s a science museum for the research and development of alternative energy sources, located at the center of the Expo.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Winter 2016, construction on Kazakhstan Sphere

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Spring 2016, interior view of construction on Kazakhstan Sphere

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture