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EXPO 2017
June 10, 2017 – September 10, 2017
International Specialized Exposition in Astana
EXPO 2017 is the most significant public art initiative realized by Eurasian Cultural Alliance to this day. Its importance stems from its strong resonance with our system of values and its presentation of permanent large-scale sculptures in an accessible, public-friendly urban environment of the world's youngest capital Astana (renamed to Nur-Sultan in 2019).

The top management of EXPO 2017 commissioned the ambitious public art project to serve as a tangible heritage following the event's ending in autumn 2017. Four sculptures and three outdoor summer pavilions aim to address the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and the ongoing replacement of fossil fuels with wind, sun, and water energies.

Most importantly, these sculptures and public spaces formulate a genius loci of EXPO village, create an identity of the place and make it unique. Recognizable to people from all walks of life, from city planners to pedestrians, they enhance the overall socioeconomics of the venue.
EXPO 2017
New Public Spaces in Astana
In modern urbanism, the first assessment of a city is generally based on the availability and condition of its public spaces. These are connected with the criteria of friendliness of a city's environment towards its citizens – the comfort and the willingness of people to spend their free time in the city.

For that particular reason, a lot of attention has been paid to the creation of public spaces on the territory of EXPO 2017 in Astana. The leading public architects and engineers in collaboration with Kazakhstani specialists have designed four public spaces titled Creative Energy Spaces, based on Energy of the Future, the theme of EXPO 2017.

The general design principle of the installations is waviness. The approach to working with the geometry of the installations creates a sense of movement, thus, demonstrating the motion of matter, which is the phenomenon that produces Energy. This principle makes it possible to flexibly and variously work with the plastic effect of each individual installation, while maintaining the visual and conceptual integrity of all four installations.
Below are descriptions of the four Creative Energy Spaces:
The main artistic object of the space is an installation with a wind turbine, which converts wind energy into electricity. The turbine is connected to a system of modular furniture equipped with charging stations for mobile phones and other gadgets.
Through the transparent wall of the installation in this space, one can see how water energy works. Visitors will be able to enjoy the spectacular view created by water currents, and feel the power of the stream when passing through the water curtain system.
In the Earth space, the main engineering object is made up of geysers integrated into the "body" of the installation. Being inside the installation with a grass cover, you can feel the stronghold on which the human civilization is built, and use the energy of earth turned into electricity by means of charging stations.
The Sun
In this zone, there are collectors-converters of sunlight on the surface of the installation, which have long been a source of new energy. The energy of the Sun here presents a vivid example of the new possibilities of mankind looking into the future.
The concept of the thematic spaces was invented by the Moscow architectural bureau "NOVOE" as well as Macrofabrica. The unusual undulating constructions of the pavilions were developed by the famous engineering company Stahlbau Pichler, which implemented projects of such world-famous masters and architectural bureaus as Zaha Hadid, Giovanni Vaccarini, Cristian Undurraga, Massimiliano Fuksas, and many others.