Sovereign Kazakhstan’s new capital has a unique architectural ensemble in terms of artistic meaning and scale. An important element of the city’s central area is Akorda – the residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The residence is a compositional and conceptual centre of the city’s architecture. The key points of Astana’s design axis are: “Khan Shatyr” – “Bayterek” – “Akorda” – “The Palace of Peace and Accord” – “Kazak Eli”.
This composition visually embodies the ideas of preserving the continuity of the Great steppes’ traditions, promotion of Eurasian culture of tolerance and creation of strong Kazakhstan that aspires to achieve heights of the modern world civilization.