The project is located in the Astana sports cluster in Kazakhstan and consists of a basketball academy and an arena for 35 thousand spectators. The dynamic silhouette of the building reminds of the constant change of rhythm and direction of movements in a basketball game and refers to different techniques of ball dribbling. This form of the building solves several tasks at once: it forms the front and inner courtyards of the school, increases the number of classes, and separates the space of the academy from the sports arena.
The Academy is a full-fledged secondary and high school for 200 people with its own gyms, a dormitory for students, and apartments for coaches and teachers. Boys and girls can live in rooms of three, united in sections. On the first and fourth floors, housing is provided for high school students, and on the second and third floors — for children from secondary school. The academy building has a large public space — a zone for communication and education. It has a reading room, a living room for parents and places to relax.
Through the ground-heated passage from the academy, you can easily get to the main basketball arena. There are special areas for teams on the playground, and the spaces for spectators are raised 2 meters above the ground, allowing guests to easily navigate. The large slope of the stands allows people to see the entire basketball court from any place. In addition, there is a large underground parking, from which you can directly climb to the VIP area. This part of the arena has its own grand lobby and many spaces for various events and meetings.
|Plot Area||4.30 ha
|Total Area||20 720 m2
|Architects||Anton Nadtochiy, Vera Butko, Petr Alimov, Dmitry Zrazhevsky, Ivan Potapenko, Ekaterina Kotlova, Svetlana Khayrova, Ivan Khripkov, Natalia Yagnyukova