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

(Pics) The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent
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A specially designed climate-controlled recreational area has been unveiled in Kazakhstan.

by Naresh Kumar
  • 8 july 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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