Mabetex Group is honored to be appointed to design and build another prestigious project in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan: the new National Neoclassic Drama Theater, cultural symbol of the country, as a personal dream of the President NazarbAyyev.
The Theater covers a surface of 25’000 sqm near the Ishim River embankment at the intersection of Nazhimedenova A. Baitursynova Avenues and 23-15 Road in Nursultan, the new Drama Theater was built, transforming the skyline of the capital's Independence Square axis. The Theater is build in an area of about 20 hectares and is located near the Astana Nurly Zhol railway station, the main transport hub of the city.
The building hosts the entrance foyer, two multifunctional rooms for theatrical performances and events such as musicals and other shows. The main hall is designed for 635 seats, divided into 585 in the stalls and 50 in the boxes, with a 12-seat VIP stage, while the orchestra pit can host till 50 elements. The small hall is designed for 202 seats in the stalls, dressing rooms for artists, auxiliary rooms and office, a modern bar, dressing room and ticket offices, as well as a VIP lounge area in the VIP lobby, a restaurant with adjoining kitchen, offices, relaxation area, dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms.
On the territory there are uncovered parking lots for light vehicles. In addition to pedestrian access, according to the requirements of the regulations, ramps are provided for low-mobility groups of the population and cars are also accessible. The necessary landscaping is provided by planting trees, shrubs, flower beds. The service entrances and the vehicle loading / unloading area are on the opposite side of the building. The entrance to the basement is provided from the sides.
.The original style of the Mabetex group is evident in this work: neat lines, a fusion of modern architectural concepts and concepts of the Kazakh tradition, shapes and ornaments and style are inspired by the nearby river and Kazakh calligraphy presented in a neoclassical way.
The building is monumental, with the main facade which is a pediment full of bas-reliefs depicting national elements and national musical instruments, decorated with precious Sicilian Pearl marble of various sizes and thicknesses (1’470 Tons in total), creating a perfect harmony of colors and materials typical of neoclassical architecture, which perfectly fit into the natural stone, marked on all sides with large round columns containing national motifs in the form of embossed, and portals reminiscent of classical Kazakh architecture.
The main hall is conceived and designed (through both Cat Acoustic and Easy, very sophisticated and refined software) for natural and amplified voice and sound, ensuring that vocal acting and instrumental music have optimal sound quality and fidelity in all registers.
So Mabetex Group has once again created a magnificent building, one of the best theaters in the world: a perfect synthesis between classic style and cutting-edge technology, built with great attention to detail and high-quality materials. The acoustic and visual characteristics of traditional drama theaters have been meticulously studied and have been modernized in this ambitious theater to a top level, using high advanced technologies to ensure maximum flexibility in the German Technology staging; the internal walls are covered in acoustic wood panels and precious material and the furniture was created by expert Italian decorators of various sizes and thicknesses, creating a perfect harmony of colors and materials typical of neoclassical architecture. Numerous sculptures and lighting fixtures add an additional decorative touch to the building
The Mabetex Group Project Department has designed this theater under the guide and directives by Mr. Behgjet Pacolli, President and CEO of Mabetex Group and author of the project.