The Palace of Peace and Accord

The Palace of Peace and Accord is a 77 m high building in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The structure was built by Sembol Construction and opened in late 2006. The concert hall for 1500 seats was officially opened and approved by Montserrat Caballe. It had been designed and built specifically for "Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions." Pyramid - the center of religious studies and religious tolerance. The pyramid portion of the building is 62 m high which sits on a 15 m high earth covered block. All of this construction is above ground level. Though the landscaping of the park rises up to cover the lower levels, these are not in fact basements.

Palace of Peace and Accord is one of the attractions of the capital. Pyramid has become a symbol of unity of different religions, ethnicities and cultures, opening up the nation and state around the world. The idea of creating a "Palace of Peace and Accord" held by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, and was presented by him at 1st Congress of World and Traditional Religions held on 23-24 September 2003 in Astana. In 2006, the Palace of Peace and Accord had taken the delegates and participants of the Second Congress.
The project’s author of is a well-known British architect Norman Foster
 


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