Astana Expo City 2017
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Category A: Stellar Architecture
The Astana Expo City 2017 master plan embraces the designated concept of “Future Energy.”
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.