The VIP terminal
The VIP terminal building is designed to become the most representative entrance gate to Astana. The architecture of the building that expires a classical monumental atmosphere is crooned by a large dome with a flagpole on top. The bi-directional gate function is results in a symmetrical layout in plan. The entrance façade from city side and air side are identical.
The facades, in classical architecture, are have a central symmetry adorned with portico’s and columns on land and air side that indicate the main entrances. The ground level of the building is raised 1.3 m above the terrain.
Outside terraces with ramps and stairs are created. The lateral facades have a more utilitarian and technical character.
The VIP terminal has all spaces that are necessary for the entrance and exit of the country by the most important government officials of Kazakhstan. The building consists of two “gates”; one centrally positioned in the building for the most important governmental officials and one lateral for accompanying persons.