CULTURAL COMPLEX IN AKTAU - Kazakhstan
In the middle of 1996 Municipality of Aktau
started a negotiation with Fintraco company for the design and
built of a cultural complex, on a land at the shore of The Caspian
Sea. Fintraco company asked us to prepare two altenative designs,
inaccordance with the programs prepared by the Municipality and
both alternatives were mixed-use programs. It was prohibited to
make a basement floor, since the underground water was very close
to the ground level.
First alternative was composed of 3 main sections;
500 seat capacity theatre saloon, public library and recreation
facilities. Three very different functions under one roof, with
5,000 m2 construction area. The theatre is located at the sea
side with the lobby at the ground and the saloon at the first
floor. Recreation facilities are attached to the theatre block
and the entrance hall of the library is located at the road side,
with the other library functions over the recreation facilities.
The program of the second alternative was smaller
than the first one with 3,500 m2 construction area and it includes;
300 seat capacity theatre saloon, 75 seat capacity conference
hall and a small exhibition saloon. This time a linear building
was designed with one main entrance from the sea side. The plan
was an atrium type with a skylight over it, where the daylight
permeates all the circulation areas easily.
Both alternatives were appreciated by the municipality,
but because of financial problems the project was not constructed.
||: Municipality of Aktau
||: Fintraco Insaat ve Taahhüt A.S.
|Total constraction area
||: 5,000 & 3,500 m2