The current city dominated by towers or extensive suburbia has had a great impact on the appropriate presence of cultural and religious buildings. The mosque once the main protagonist of cities skylines has become encroached by construction developments that diminish its character.
Work in the future will not be an exclusive place of reliability and efficiency, but a place where ideas are multiplied with each other in a friendly competitive atmosphere. The swap will be a place of smiles, conversation and inspiration, you may not even call it work.
Astana new capital is placing architecture to the ultimate test by investing billions of dollars in an attempt to create a new identity for Kazahkstan. The idea is to combine the successful architecture monumentality of Brasilia with the synergy that can provide a city the sources of apparently endless cash derived from oil. A cynical could claim that Astana is a sort of beach less Dubai with temperatures varying from –40 celsius in the long winter to +40 in the summer, yet that is perhaps not far from true.
The intense public discourse going on to this very topic meant finding an understanding of the complex constellation between art, culture and architecture. The heritage of Venetian architecture is a heritage of Islamic architecture.