Nurly Tau Complex

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Despite Almaty residents were skeptical during the construction of a huge complex of glass, it is impossible not to recognize that «Nurly Tau» is an architectural masterpiece of the administrative center of Almaty. The complex was built next to the residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and covers an area of 8 hectares. The unique architecture of the complex, made in the style of Hi-Tech, repeats Ile Alatau mountains’ silhouettes. To achieve this effect, it was used a special tempered glass reflector of blue-gray color. «Nurly Tau» is built on a «city within a city» principle. Every detail of the complex is designed for the comfort of employees and people living in it. Here are located recreational and fitness centers, restaurants, coffee shops, lounge-bars, shops, beauty salons and much more. The offices of large companies are located in the buildings of the complex. Many fountains and whimsical sculptures are within the complex.

The first question that arises at the sight of such structures: what if earthquake happens? After all, Almaty is located in a seismically hazardous area. To ensure the quality and reliability of such a complex architectural structure, the group of «Basis» companies together with KazNIISSA and using vibrating installation repeatedly held seismic analysis of the buildings. Simulated power of earthquakes up to 8 points showed the reliability of complex designs.

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