Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center

  • Date
  • 2010
  • Location
  • Kazakhstan,Astana
  • Size
  • 21,850 m²
  • Sector
  • Retail
  • Structure
  • Cable, Steel
  • Application
  • Climatic, Roofs
  • Architect
  • Foster & Partners


On July 6th 2010, Sir Norman Foster`s Megatent in Astana, Kazakhstan was opened with extraordinary extravagance. The “Tent of the Khan” is the aesthetic highlight of the Central-Asian capital.

Three layer Texlon® ETFE technology

Thanks to our three layer Texlon® ETFE technology, the 150m high tent construction resists the extreme climatic conditions. In winter, warm air is blown up the inner surface in order to prevent icing. In summer, the heat can exhaust through the top of the tent. This tribute to the Mongolian Chieftain was only possible because of the low self-weight of the Texlon® ETFE foils. His descendants can now enjoy 100.000m² space of shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities, like the Khan Shatyr Swimming Centre which is also covered by a 4,550m² Texlon® ETFE system.



Main Image: © Nigel Young, Foster & Partners