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EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan, Astana, Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid, landmark architecture, energy efficiency, resources, sustainability, future energy, architectural competition, international competition, tower, master plan, urban grid

Zaha Hadid Architects participated in an international competition in Astana, Kazakhstan, to design the facilities for the international exhibition, scheduled for 2017. The theme of the expo aims to raise awareness of energy resources, energy efficiency and environmental protection as well as to seek innovative engineering and architectural solutions to critical global issues. The symbol of EXPO-2017 will be the monument which will outlive the exhibition and will be immediate landmark of Astana.

Zaha Hadid Architect’s proposal for EXPO-2017 Astana placed energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and sustainability at the forefront of the design. The result of the process, which consisted of thoughtful analysis of cultural and physical landscape of Kazakhstan, traditional patterns and ornaments, is informal fluid interface of urban pattern, landform and architecture inspired by combination of local culture and renewable technologies.

The proposed urban grid came logically and the urban morphology evolved forming a multiplicity of geometries and orientations that connect to adjacent areas. Building mass is fluid and the contour addresses the neighboring urban conditions, height regulations and importance of adjoining streets.

The block structure is deformed as the urban morphology gravitates to the EXPO site, and the buildings become more dynamic, while demonstrating greater geometric movement and tension.  The EXPO facilities – International Pavilions, Convention Center, Host Offices, Kazakh Pavilion, Themed Pavilions, Commercial and service support spaces, exterior performance spaces and supporting areas form a contained environment for the operation and security. The focus of EXPO-2017 is on Future Energy together with the achievements in architecture, engineering and technology.

EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan, Astana, Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid, landmark architecture, energy efficiency, resources, sustainability, future energy, architectural competition, international competition, tower, master plan, urban grid

EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan, Astana, Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid, landmark architecture, energy efficiency, resources, sustainability, future energy, architectural competition, international competition, tower, master plan, urban grid

EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan, Astana, Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid, landmark architecture, energy efficiency, resources, sustainability, future energy, architectural competition, international competition, tower, master plan, urban grid

EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan, Astana, Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid, landmark architecture, energy efficiency, resources, sustainability, future energy, architectural competition, international competition, tower, master plan, urban grid

EXPO-2017, Kazakhstan, Astana, Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid, landmark architecture, energy efficiency, resources, sustainability, future energy, architectural competition, international competition, tower, master plan, urban grid

 

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