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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Happily for the developer and contractor, Sembol, the design team and Shatyf Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, a giant tent was the perfect answer to their respective ambitions. In summer, fritting on the outermost foil layer provides sharyr shading. Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, the highest tensile structure in the world. He says on a cold, sunny day with temperatures of C outside the tent is 12C at the top of the tent.
Happily for the developer shagyr contractor, Sembol, the design team and Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, a giant tent was the perfect answer to their respective ambitions. Also it would have been difficult to determine when the mast was in its final position. Foster and 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 structuure floor area of ,m2.
This third leg extended beyond the head of the tripod so the mast was in the middle – rather like someone with spread legs that they bring together to stand upright. Views Read Edit View history. When they were correctly tensioned, the ETFE cladding was installed. The UK firms did concept design kban detail taken on by local firms.
The trickiest part – and biggest leap into the unknown – was the beginning of the lift. There it could be pinned, locking the whole tripod into its final position. The other end of the struts was attached to a 20m diameter ring supporting the cables.
This principle is followed at the Khan Shatyr: The other leg was also hinged but attached to the top of the tripod rather shayr the bottom.
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The ultimate aim of the building is to provide Astana with a range of civic, cultural and social amenities all year round, whatever the weather. The more difficult task was to pre-stress them to minimise deflection under loading, and to work out the degree structurre pre-stressing: Normally, construction work in Kazakhstan stops during the bitterly cold winter but not here.
Following article is from Building. First it keeps their diameter down, which means they can be bent around a tighter radius; this was important as they had to fit into a standard-sized container zhatyr the journey to Astana. Underneath the tent of Khan Shatyr entertainment centre in Kazakhstan, is an area larger than ten football stadiums.
This third leg extended beyond the head of the tripod so the mast was in the middle – rather like someone with spread legs that they bring together to stand upright. If this turnout is anything to go by, there could be one big difference between the Millennium Dome and the Khan Shatyr: This tent, you are told, isn’t going anywhere.
On the day the building opened to the public it was packed withvisitors.
Grand opening of Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Kazakhstan the world’s tallest tensile structure
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. More than simply a shelter from the weather, it seems like an escape from Kazakhstan itself.
Like the Dome, the m high Khan Shatyr is a spectacular architectural and engineering achievement. In what is a first for entering a tent, people enter though an earthen berm, essentially coming in underground.
The kuan leg was also hinged but attached to the top of the tripod rather than the bottom.
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. The illusion of motion so clear and engaging in Otto’s work has failed here, as has the illusion of progress it is supposed to embody. Gultekin took matters into his own hands. The tripod had been built so two of the three legs were attached to the final anchoring points.
Welding the tripod together on the ground meant temporary covers could be erected to keep the worst of the weather off the workers. The challenge in winter is to prevent ice forming on the inside of the envelope. Building the world’s largest tent”. The Khan Shatyr Centre in kazakhstan is much like a conventional shopping center, even though it is the largest tensile structure in the world as of Contained within it 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 programme of events and exhibitions.
Kazakhstan has huge mineral wealth, including oil and gas, but surprisingly the Khan Shatyr is actually a speculative development funded by Sembol and a Russian partner. Our company is only 10 years old and we have to prove our ability and capacities.
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This means warm air that hits the cold surface immediately cools and drops down, creating a wind inside the building. This makes the tent element easier to build. Bringing in a 90m-high steel tripod weighing hundreds of tonnes was dtructure of the question so it had to be welded together on site.
This is much more like bridge design and construction, where they are much braver.
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It gained a foothold in Kazakhstan by building a bedroom five-star hotel in just nine months. The connection to the ground makes the overall form read more as an oddly distorted cone than a tent. Norman Foster, an English architect known for his high tech work, designed Khan Shatyr, which resembles from the outside a Disneyesque Tomorrowland, a soaring structure that boasts being the “tallest tent in the world.
The park steps up the height of the building in undulating terraces and a water park, with wave pools and slides, weaves its way through the landscape. Actually, attaching the cables to the support ring was the easy bit.