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Green City

  • Location:

    Astana, Kazakhstan
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  • Type:

    Multifunctional complex
  • Scale:

    20,5 Hа
  • Building area:

    158 190 m2
  • Residential area:

    49 120 m2
  • Commercial area:

    72 300 m2
  • Residential blocks:

  • Office blocks:

  • Stage:


The multi-functional "Green City" project is one of the examples of creating sustainable, comfortable living conditions in a harsh climate. The project site was chosen and treated carefully. For instance, the developers decided to reconstruct an existing shallow water body and make a feature pond in front of the complex to provide a light breeze and fresh air, thus creating a comfortable pedestrian environment and allowing for passive building cooling. The building design featured wind-sheltering structures and strategically-placed shade to create a comfortable microclimate for pedestrians. The complex addressed high-speed wind conditions and provided a pleasant pedestrian experience. The project was planned with careful thought given to the infrastructure, from cycling paths to a shopping and entertainment center. Residents have access to bike storage and wine cellars. The building has been designed to meet the needs of everyone in the community.

The double facade of the building, in combination with air-tight junctions and highly-efficient insulation materials, helps to save energy for heating and cooling. The electric systems monitor the temperatures and adjust the heating/conditioning contribution accordingly. Furthermore, triple-glazing systems provide an additional layer of energy efficiency. This helps to reduce energy consumption and also lowers the long-term cost of the building. In addition, these features contribute to environmental sustainability.

In short, "Green City" is a remarkable architectural project that has successfully achieved a sense of unity with nature while providing a harmonious living environment.


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