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(Pics) The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent

A specially designed climate-controlled recreational area has been unveiled in Kazakhstan.

Naresh Kumar
Naresh Kumar on July 8, 2010.

The world’s largest tent was officially inaugurated on Tuesday in Kazakhstan. The Khan Shatyr, designed by Foster+Partners, is 150 meters high and covered in multiple layers of ETFE, a special kind of plastic that provides an energy-efficient climate-controlled area inside the tent, protecting people from the region’s extreme climate. Khan Shatyr is designed for mixed-use development providing entertainment, culture and public space. The tent will have cinemas, restaurants, a water park and several flexible spaces to accommodate a variety of events.

Khan Shatyr

[via Inhabitat]

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