Tallest tensile structure
Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center
Kazakhstan (Astana)
The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, located in Astana, Kazakhstan, soars 150 metres from its elliptical base. The tent-like, cable-net structure encloses an area in excess of 100,000 square metres within an ETFE dome designed for optimal temperature and light control. The Khan Shatyr ("Royal Marquee") Entertainment Center, which includes a variety of entertainment and leisure facilities, was opened in July 2010.