Educational complex in Nur-Sultan

Location: Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan

Educational complex in Nur-Sultan is a territory of comfortable stay of children and teachers, the purpose of which is not only educational, but also inspirational. The projected buildings of the educational school and kindergarten create a unique environment for education and upbringing through the development of moral and spiritual values, based on the synthesis of Kazakh and world culture and art. The use of natural materials emphasizes the ecological orientation of the formed environment, and individual solutions make it possible to make the designed objects unique. The project is based on the relief of the site, the customer's wishes, technical specifications, and the surrounding buildings. The building of the school and the preschool educational institution was designed as a single compound volume clad with metal perforated panels reinterpreting local patterns. The building of the school and the preschool educational institution is in the form of a spiral based on parallelepipeds. The southeast block houses the school's sports functions, and the west block houses the first floor of the preschool educational institution. The elementary school occupies part of the first two floors, the rest is the main and high school. The central core is the heart of the school and the main "square" of the building. This space serves as a lobby, school recreation and forum, the area will allow placing stands for organizing exhibitions of students' creativity. The prototype of the form of the complex was the Vastu Symbols, a spiral with outgoing rays forming a swastika. Thus, a spacious, protected courtyard is located in the centre of the building. The building is located in the southwestern part of the site, creating a barrier to prevailing winds in the city of Nur-Sultan. Location Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan Design 2020 Land area 6.25 hectares Total area 17,000 m2

Project Manager:
Anton Nadtochiy
Other team members:
Vera Butko
Anastasia Galutkina
Andrey Sizuk
Company information:
Atrium studio;;