World EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan: photo report
The world exhibition EXPO-2017 opened in Astana on June 10th. Kazakhstan became the first state in the post-Soviet space to receive the right to hold such an event. Astana got the right to hold an exhibition as a result of a secret voting at the 152nd session of the General Assembly of the International Bureau of Exhibitions, gaining the majority (103 of 161) of votes ahead of the Belgian city of Liege, and was declared the venue for the EXPO-2017.
The EXPO is the largest international exhibition, which for many years since 1851, became the flagship of industrialization and the latest scientific and technological achievements. The world exhibition is held annually, and each time is dedicated to a separate theme. This year, the main theme is green energy. A slogan of this year exhibition ‘Energy of the Future’. 115 countries and 22 international organizations participate in the event. The total area of the exhibition complex is 174 hectares.
The main pavilion of the EXPO is a giant sphere, 80 meters in diameter, with a total height of 100 meters. The sphere is the largest building of this type in the world. According to the idea of the author of the construction project, the sphere symbolizes ‘the last drop of oil’.
An integration of the photocells in the building’s structure allows to converse the solar energy into the electrical energy. There are two wind generators in the upper part of the sphere.
On the ground floor there is a pavilion of Kazakhstan, where visitors can get acquainted with the history, culture, traditions, sights, as well as the latest achievements of Kazakhstan.
Each of the floors of the sphere is dedicated to a certain type of renewable source of energy: water, biomass, wind, sun, space and the kinetic energy.
The interactive stands in a futuristic style are one of the features of the exhibition.
On the last floor, visitors can see a dizzying view of the inner space of the sphere.
Also, on the top floor there is an installation ‘Astana - the City of the Future 2050’.
At the EXPO-2017 Russia presented an exposition, the main theme of which is the Russian Arctic - a unique natural cluster that has all the diversity of the energy reserves and sources.
In the Russian pavilion you can also see the Gzhel-made figure of the Amur tiger.
More than 4,500,000 volunteers from Kazakhstan and 40 countries take part in the organization of the exhibition.
The Astana exhibition will last until September 10th.