Kazakhstan Pavilion. Expo 2017 Astana

A history in harnessing the power of water

The Kazakhstan Pavilion at the Expo 2017 Astana is a testament to the country’s long legacy in sustainability. The country’s traditional tales and cultural landmarks speak to its determination in harnessing water as a source of energy for the future.

The pavilion is the main structure of the Expo. It is an 8-leveled glassed sphere that situates itself over an organic-shaped base. Each floor dedicates itself in telling a story of the most important energy-creating technologies through innovating and entertaining exhibits. The exhibition on the base of the first sphere covers an area of 2,400 m2 and is dedicated to Kazakhstan. Visitors can explore the story of the country, its natural beauty and role in shaping traditions and future energy prospects. A large multimedia mapping of such topics is projected within the interior of the dome. In addition, interactive shows on Kazakhstani fables, such as the Baiterek Myth, are also on full display. The nation has a rich history in understanding water as a source of energy. Its goal is to share what it has learned with the world over the centuries. In the Hydraulic Energy area, located on the second level, visitors can delve deep into the country’s relationship with water by interacting with replicas of ancient water mills.

The pavilion has been transformed into a Museum of Future Energy.