zaha hadid, snohetta among shortlisted for expo 2017 astana
zaha hadid, snohetta among shortlisted for expo 2017 astana zaha hadid, snohetta among shortlisted for expo 2017 astana
aug 27, 2013

zaha hadid, snohetta among shortlisted for expo 2017 astana

zaha hadid, snohetta among shortlisted for kazakhstan expo 2017
image courtesy zaha hadid architects




approximately 45 international architects from around the world have presented their vision of the exhibition site for the world expo 2017 exhibition in astana, kazakhstan. with the theme closely related to a ‘green economy’, architects including zaha hadid architects, coop himmelb(l)au, UNStudio, snohetta and j mayer h, each taking into account ‘the possibility of using alternative energy sources and the autonomous water and heat provision in each of the construction’, says nursultan nazarbayev, the president of kazakhstan.


the theme is aimed to concentrate on both the future of energy, but also on innovative, practical energy solutions and their global impact. expo-2017 will be the first time that a major international exhibition of this kind is coming to a country from the former soviet union. more than 100 countries and 10 international organizations are expected to participate. around 2-3 million people are expected to visit the international pavilions from june to september 2017.

zaha hadid’s plan is characteristically sinuous
image courtesy zaha hadid architects

coop himmelb(l)au’s proposal integrates curved circulation and water features
image courtesy of coop himmelb(l)au

image courtesy of UNStudio

image courtesy of UNStudio

image courtesy safdie architects

staggered towers mark moshe safdie’s vision
image courtesy safdie architects

gordon among shortlisted for kazakhstan expo 2017
image courtesy gordon

gordon shortlisted for kazakhstan expo 2017
image courtesy gordon

zaha hadid, UNstudio, j mayer h among shortlisted for kazakhstan expo 2017
image courtesy j mayer h

whimsy and color are integral to j mayer h’s complex
image courtesy j mayer h

coop himmelb(l)au has a sprawling, lit design
image courtesy coop himmelb(l)au

image courtesy coop himmelb(l)au

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