The EXPO Boulevard is a big mid-rise residential development in Astana, the city dominated by monumental buildings. The socio-cultural aim is to breathe life to the area and prevent human desertification around EXPO pavilions as it happened in Seville EXPO 1992.
All buildings have forms of vertical partitioning of the wall surfaces with some underlining and highlighting by the play of different sized window openings. Aluminum and high-pressure laminate (HPL) panels of two or three shades are also designed to emphasize the overall spatial rhythm of buildings in an urban environment. The conceptual basis of the project was an expression of the calm and measured lifestyle of man as an island of warmth and comfort in the whirlwind of a huge metropolis.