Palace of Independence (Nur-Sultan)

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Independence Palace
Тәуелсіздік Сарайы
Täuelsızdık Saraiy
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Independence Palace
General information
AddressNur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
CoordinatesCoordinates: 51°07′15″N 71°28′19″E / 51.1207°N 71.4720°E / 51.1207; 71.4720
Construction startedDecember 2007
CompletedOctober 2008
Technical details
Floor area40,000 square meters
Design and construction
ArchitectGyultekin Linea
Website
http://indepalace.kz/

The Independence Palace (Kazakh: Тәуелсіздік Сарайы, Täuelsızdık Saraiy), also known as the Palace of Independence,[1] is a palace in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. It is used for official state functions, including forums, meetings and conventions.[2] On December 15, 2008 the palace was officially opened to the public.[3] Construction continued until half a year later, although.[1]

The outside of the palace is made out of blue glass with a lattice of white pipes. The building is shaped into a trapezoid.[1] The halls of the palace include: a gallery of applied art,[3] the Museum of City History of Astana,[3] and a four-dimensional cinema.[3]

Events[edit]

Summits[edit]

Congress Hall has witnessed many historic events. In 2010, a OSCE Summit was held in the Palace of Independence. The meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, as well as anniversary summits of SCO and OIC, have taken place in the palace. The most significant event in the history of the palace was a 2019 meeting of speakers of the parliaments of the Eurasian countries.[4]

Domestic events[edit]

The inauguration ceremony of President Nursultan Nazarbayev (2011 and 2015) and President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (2019) took place at the palace. Nur Otan party congresses are held annually.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Laszczkowski, Mateusz (August 30, 2016). 'City of the Future': Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana. Berghahn Books. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-78533-257-9.
  2. ^ "The Palace of Independence | Edge : Kazakhstan". Edge : Kazakhstan. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  3. ^ a b c d "The history of the Palace of independence — Официальный сайт Дворца Независимости". Официальный сайт Дворца Независимости. 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  4. ^ a b "About us | indepalace.kz". indepalace.kz. Retrieved 2021-04-17.