Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Astana, Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr is a transparent huge tent, erected in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.

At a height of 150 m on an elliptical base of 140,000 square meters, the Khan Shatyr features a huge leisure complex.

Its construction was started on a decision of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, December 9, 2006. It was completed in July 2010.

The roof was designed Khan Shatyr ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), a flexible material that resists larger temperature differences. Despite harsh winters, the Khan Shatyr enjoys a year-round temperature of 15-20 degrees Celsius.

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