• Astana Expo 2017

    Expo 2017. Ring of energies and link to the city

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    Astana

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    Astana

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    Mixed-use & Dense urban tissue and small-scale public spaces

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    Expo mode & Post-Expo mode

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    Location and network

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    Ring of Energies: Central circulation system & Roof

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    Thematic pavillions - Performance - Kazakhstan Pavillion

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    Decentral energy grid

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    Expo mode: View on other pavillions

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    Ring of energies as a link between all venues

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    Open air event and Kazakhstan Pavilion

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Astana Expo 2017

(Uberbau, 2013) Our concept interprets the term energy in the widest sense possible. Energy is all kind of activity, production, economy, transport, social life, etc. So far urban development has been dealing with these energies separately. The results are inefficient and mono-functional systems that waste energies instead of creating synergies. Our project is radically integrating Astana’s energies to create multifunctional and hybrid spatial systems that work on different scales and that use infrastructure more efficiently, a quality that Astana’s car-dominated city layout currently lacks.

While the Expo Event will last for only three months, the Expo site will remain for decades to come. The Expo Event is an opportunity to upgrade the urban infrastructure of Astana and to implement a prototype for long-term, sustainable and energy efficient urban development in Kazakhstan.

Future Energy not only means changing energy production, but also minimizing impact and energy needed for the built environment. To achieve this, flexibility and lightness of built structures are key factors. While the public infrastructures proposed have long life spans the Expo and the Expo City have shorter ones. The Expo complex is a statement about lightness through its light and transparent architecture that has a minimal impact and that is temporary and fully dismountable and reusable after the Expo.

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Team: Ali Saad, Thomas Stellmach, M. Torres Ruiz, A. Thomidou, P. Zuroweste, D. Ronald, J. Reboreda, A. Hrabetova, V. Miteva for UBERBAU Collaborators: Happold Ingenieurbüro Berlin (Energy, Structural Design, Mobility, Sustainability), Bloom Images (Visualisation) Date: 2013 Type: Invited International Competition, Finalist Client: National Company Astana Expo 2017 Location: Astana, KZ Subject: City & Landscape Planning Surface: 174 ha Status: Idea Competition