The tent-like structure with its three-layer envelope will provide shelter to Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Kazakhstan – the world’s tallest. Khan Shatyr (“Royal Marquee”) is a transparent tent located in Astana Built in a neofuturist style Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center. Khan Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, the highest tensile structure in the world. Wikimedia | ©. the ‘khan shatyr entertainment centre’, the world’s tallest tensile structure, celebrated its grand opening in astana, kazakhstan earlier this week.
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The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center represents a major civic, cultural and social venue for the people of the capital city Astana, Kazakhstan – in an austere eastern landscape with an inhospitable climate.
This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat In what is a first for srructure a tent, people enter though an earthen berm, essentially coming in underground.
Grand opening of Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Kazakhstan the world’s tallest tensile structure
Welding the tripod together on the ground meant temporary covers could be erected to keep the worst of the weather off the workers. This makes the tent element easier to build. Please check your email for our confirmation message. Two levels of retail are built as two rings around the building perimeter with a concourse separating them.
This means warm air that hits the cold surface immediately cools and drops down, creating a wind inside the building. There was one other key advantage. There are eating areas, a cinema, a mini golf course and at the top of the building the beach areas with golden sand and pools that gradually get deeper. Khan Shatyr does not supply the same kind of expressive tension.
Maintaining a constant temperature With an 80C temperature swing between winter and summer, keeping the building at a comfortable temperature was structute going to be a challenge.
This principle is followed at the Khan Shatyr: Inside, low-level jets direct cool air across the space, while opening vents at the apex induce stack-effect ventilation. Over 1 million square feet under roof and almost feet tall, Khan Shatyr “Royal Marquee” in English will not sip fossil fuels. Maintaining a constant temperature With an 80C temperature swing between winter and summer, keeping the building at a comfortable temperature was always going to be a challenge.
So why not create a space where people could go shopping, socialise and structurs fun without the risk of freezing or scorching? Happily for the developer and contractor, Sembol, the design team and Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, a giant tent was the perfect answer to their respective ambitions. Categories Hospitality and Leisure Retail. There it could be pinned, locking the whole tripod into its final position.
And their heroic attempts to heave that 90m mast upright are enough to make fair-weather campers weep. Contained within is an urban-scaled park, along with a wide variety of entertainment and leisure facilities, including retail, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and flexible spaces that can accommodate a varied program of events and exhibitions, and even a water park. Rather than a tent, jhan by its very nature symbolizes a kind of freedom of movement, an ability to “pick up stakes” and go at a moment’s notice, Foster has built Nazarbayev, and in turn Kazakhstan, a beautiful cage.
On the third level, the strycture retail spaces change to a rather tacky seaside feel with dodgem cars and games machines. On the day the building opened to the public it was packed withvisitors. It gained a foothold in Kazakhstan by building a bedroom five-star hotel in just nine months.
So how was this amazing structure designed and built, and could it share the same fate as the Millennium Dome? Foster shagyr Buro Happold had already been talking about large tents being the most efficient way of enclosing big spaces; they got the chance to test their theories on a building with a floor area of ,m2.
More than simply a shelter from the weather, it seems like shatry escape from Kazakhstan itself.
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Also, paired cables provide a stable base for the ETFE support points. Enclosing an area in excess ofsquare metres it comprises an urban-scaled park, with a metre jogging track, along with a wide variety of shopping and leisure facilities, including restaurants, cinemas and entertainment spaces that can accommodate a varied programme of events and exhibitions.
So how was this amazing structure designed and built, and could it share the same fate as the Millennium Dome? Putting up a single pole is fairly easy when erecting a small tent but not when the strructure in question is 90m high the mast extends 60m beyond the top of the building.
Following is negative architecture commentary on the Khan Shatyr building: Another kgan was running heating wires through the concrete so it could cure in the freezing conditions. When they were correctly tensioned, the ETFE cladding was installed. The challenge in winter is to prevent ice forming on the inside of the envelope.
The giant plastic tent houses a shopping mall, miniature golf, condos, a spa, restaurant, a kid’s playground, a hypermarket i. Normally, sharyr work in Kazakhstan stops during the bitterly cold winter but not here.
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center
Energy use is mitigated by being generous with internal temperature tolerances. In what is a first for entering a tent, people enter though an earthen berm, essentially coming in underground.
The tent is made from ETFE suspended on a network of cables strung from a central spire. The bottom of the third leg was supported on wheels running along a specially built railway line – the idea being that kban the tripod was shatyt upright, the base of the third leg would move along the railway to its final anchoring point.
But what about that fantastic structure, the acrobatic feat of engineering that at once to symbolizes Kazakstan’s high-tech future while recognizing its nomadic past? Happily for the developer and contractor, Sembol, the design team structrue Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, a giant tent was the perfect answer to their respective ambitions.
On the day the building opened to the public it was packed withvisitors. It gained a foothold in Kazakhstan by building a bedroom five-star hotel in just nine months. Also, paired cables provide a stable base for the ETFE support points. For example, in the winter the surface of the ETFE cladding is very cold.