Astana Train Station

Murat Tabanlioglu and Melkan Gursel, the practice focuses on residential, commercial, mixed-use, public and cultural projects realised mainly in MENASA, CIS and Europe, and lately in the USA. Tabanlıoğlu Architects has a long family tradition and is the culmination of over 60 years’ architectural experience. Tabanlioğlu Architects believes that one of the big issues inherent in urban development is to create city spaces that are interactive, to allow citizens to truly mingle; that in order to make better cities; buildings should be multifunctional and take inspiration from both ceremonial and informal public spaces. With offices in Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Gulf Region the practice strives for new efficiencies in terms of global and environmental needs, incorporating new technologies with smart local solutions into their work.

Project Description: Located on the axial ceremonial route from the Presidential Palace, the new train station promotes a positive change starting from the close vicinity as the synergetic effects of transportation investments are highly upgrading for the regions that become a part of the network. The public realm, because of its anticipated intensive usage, is highly legible, robust and sustainable. Articulating the urban space, the structure of the roof is considered as a major element in building the space. The monolithic roof system is an integral part of the structure of the station. The design refined to optimize strength and stiffness, and provides an economical yet durable configuration with good resistance against weather conditions.

Completion Date: July 10, 2017
Project Area: 110000
Project Location: Kazakhstan
Clients: Sembol İnşaat, Zhol Zhondeushi Company
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
Mechanical Engineering: DEC
Electrical Engineering: DEC


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