Civic Places MEMORIAL COMPLEX PROPOSAL
2016-2017
ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN

The concept combines the beauty of the Babylonian Ziggurats, Islamic Shrines and Classical Architecture whose semantics, proportions, materials and construction scale symbolize the spirit of the Kazakhstan.

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The concept combines the beauty of the Babylonian Ziggurats, Islamic Shrines and Classical Architecture whose semantics, proportions, materials and construction scale symbolize the spirit of the Kazakhstan. We have called our concept SUBLIME MEMORIAL. The creation of the new island and its relation with the city and Ishim river is a key part in the future image of the city. The integration of the MEMORIAL PARK and the SUBLIME MEMORIAL will make a symbolic statement. The MEMORIAL PARK is landscaped with tree-lined paths that emphasize the classical order, formal planning and perspective views around the SUBLIME MEMORIAL. The ‘point’ of the island has been re-shaped to provide a more proportioned relationship with the SUBLIME MEMORIAL and we have included riverside jetties for water taxis. Two new bridges connect the island with the riverside pedestrian and cycle paths. We have indicated the position for building a new MOSQUE within the MEMORIAL PARK. It is designed to have a relationship with the SUBLIME MEMORIAL but also with the axial planning of the residential area that will be built on the island. We have proposed a contemporary style for the Mosque with two minaret towers.

PROJECT
aMDL Architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl - Michele De Lucchi

PROJECT TEAM
Nicholas Bewick, Angelo Micheli, Francesco Garofoli, Emilio Mossa, Elena Naldi, Matteo Di Ciommo (model maker)

CONSULTANT
Studio Wolf (rendering)

CLIENT
Astana Municipal Administration

AREA
360,000 m2

CHRONOLOGY
2016-2017 design

SKETCHES
Michele De Lucchi