Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture‘s design proposal was selected for the 2017 Astana World Expo exhibition site. Construction of the two-phase development is expected to begin in March-April 2014.
50 architects from around the globe — including big international names — submitted their proposals to the competition that began in February 2013. By September, the competition pool narrowed down to the final 10, which included UNStudio; Isozaki, Aoki & Associates; Manfredi Nicoletti; and Vasconi Architects.
The jury, known as the Technical Committee, consisted of notable architects and professionals working in sustainable development and energy efficiency. Economist and president of The Foundation of Economic Trends, Jeremy Rinkin supervised the committee. Continue Reading →