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New entertainment centre for Astana in Asia

by Caroline Wilkinson | 03 Feb 2009

The development of Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Asia, has passed a key construction phase with the erection of its 150m-high marquee.

The 80,000sq m entertainment and shopping centre, designed by UK architect Foster + Partners and initiated by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbaev, is being built on 7 hectares of land. It is intended to provide a new civic focus for the city. The tent-like structure, developed by real estate firm COALCO and built by Turkish company Sembol Construction, will house a sports centre, an indoor beach and spa as well as an urban park, shops and cafés. The core of the building is a large flexible space, which will be used as the centre for events and exhibitions.

The project is expected to be completed in July.

The development of Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Asia, has passed a key construction phase with the erection of its 150m-high marquee. The 80,000sq m entertainment and shopping centre, designed by UK architect Foster + Partners and initiated by Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbaev, is being built on 7 hectares of land. It is intended to provide a new civic focus for the city. The tent-like
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