The pavilion of Kazakhstan – Nur Alem in Astana Expo 2017 is known as the world’s largest spherically-shaped building. It doesn’t look that huge until you get in. The huge sphere measures 100 m high and 80 m in diameter. This wonderful piece of architecture is energy-themed as Astana Expo’s main topic was future energy. There are in total eight floors, each floor has different theme, from wind energy to solar energy. The building corresponds to its theme very well, by transforming solar energy into electricity and it incorporates two noiseless wind generators at the very top of the sphere.
How it looks from the outside, doesn’t seem that huge as it is.
The lift inside Nur Alem was extremely cool, love all the colors and design.
The building uses a unique type of glass that helps avoid angles and light refraction and each glass unit has been designed for its specific installation spot, creating a perfect and efficient lightening inside.
I’ve selected a few interesting pieces of exhibitions from each floor:
The other day I posted a video to show how it looks in the first floor if you are interested.
It was so warm inside this two storey sun.
On the floor of water energy, the floor was rejected in flowing water, so much fun!
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