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Congress Hall in Nur-Sultan.

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The Congress Hall (until 1999 - the Virgin Gardens) is located in the center of the old part of the city, compositionally closes the ensemble of the old square. The construction of the building was begun on October 15, 1961, and completed in 1963.
The appearance of the monument is associated with the development of virgin lands in Kazakhstan. In February, the USSR Council of Ministers decided on the construction in the city of Tselinograd, as in the center of the virgin lands, the Virgin Lands Palace.
The palace was built by the project of Latvian architects P.Yu. Fogeds, O.N. Krauksha, D.K. Danneberg. It was designed for 2,355 seats and in terms of scale and system of equipment for that moment was considered the second in the USSR after the Kremlin Palace of Congresses.
For sounding celebrations, concerts, theatrical performances. The palace was equipped with modern sound amplifying equipment. A cinema workshop was located next to the radio room, and film projectors were installed in it for displaying panoramic, widescreen, widescreen and ordinary films.
In 1978, the Palace underwent a major overhaul with the replacement and updating of equipment. The construction of the Palace lasted 2 years and 2 months. The total cost of the Palace of virgin lands is 3 172 169 rubles.
The Tselinnikov Palace together with the adjoining territory occupied an area of ​​32 hectares, the construction volume was 64,000 square meters, and the useful area was ¬9500 square meters. A private boiler house and a fire tank were built near the Palace.
The first director was M. Shklyaev In 60 - 80 years. of the last century, the Palace of virgin lands went on tour with many outstanding collectives of the country, the most famous are the Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Abay, State Academic Kazakh Drama Theater named after M. Auezova. Leningrad Academic Drama Theater. Pushkin, Moscow State Operetta Theater. Within the walls of the Palace virgin lands, many large and small creative groups performed their work.
In different years, pop and brass bands, the Tselinnik song and dance ensemble, the Baldyrgan folk circus, the Altyn-dan dance ensemble, the Friendship vocal and choreographic ensemble, and the vocal instrument performed here.
The full ensemble "BipD", a folk choir of veterans. In the late 90s, the building underwent a major reconstruction and modernization. The building of the Palace of Virgin Lands, now the Congress Hall building is of great urban importance in the urban development system and is the connecting link to the central square of the city with a recreation area.
One of the main features of the space-planning solution of the building is the versatility of the premises. The Congress Hall today is not just a modern concert hall, but one of the main cultural centers of Astana. Today it meets all international standards: on its six floors there are 158 rooms and an auditorium with 1,600 seats, orchestra and ballet halls. restaurant and reception hall.
It has an expanded stage and make-up rooms of the luxury class. The foyer of the palace is quite spacious and bright, made as convenient as possible for large exhibitions and fairs. The core of the demonstration complex is a stage with a control panel, lifting devices that raise it by 1.80 m, lower it by 1.20 m and enhance the stage's production capabilities.
The scene is larger than the scene of the Palace of Congresses. The size of the screen is 34 x 13.6 square meters. m. for showing narrow, wide and widescreen cinema. The curtain was made in the workshops of the Bolshoi Theater of the USSR under the direction of the artist Umanov.
A visual for 2448 seats together with the stage constitute the main scenographic node. Its device determines the basis of the composition of the entire building. The demonstration complex includes staff rooms, a group of rehearsal rooms and rooms, a group of technical rooms for controlling light, which is widely used as a design element, sound and mechanization, the room is equipped with 52 speakers, illuminators ¬ Reduce any tone and shade.
Acoustics are improved by walls upholstered with artificial suede and valuable wood (birch tiles). In addition to the scenographic site, the Palace includes a foyer for relaxing, holding exhibitions (art, photo, film exhibitions). On the 2nd floor - a foyer for parties and a cafeteria for 100 seats.
On the 1st floor is the entrance lobby, wardrobe. The main volume is blocked with the cash register. The building of the Palace of Virgin Lands is of great urban importance in the urban development system and is the link in the central square of the city with a recreation area.
The volumetric-spatial structure in the form of sequentially increasing volumes of the terrace, leading part and volume of the auditorium successfully fits into the surrounding park zone with an alley system. One of the main features of the space-planning solution of the building is the multifunctionality of the premises: an extensive lobby, exhibition hall, cafe, auditorium, etc.
In the interior decoration materials were used: marble, wood, stainless steel, aluminum, polymeric materials. The composite foyer center is a panel made of smalt, made by the author Opryshko P.G. on the topic: "Tselina ¬cosmos."
The interior of the cafe presents a relief of glazed ceramics on the theme “Virgin Soil Youth”. The exterior of the Palace of virgin lands, in contrast to the interior, is designed in strict gray and blue tones. Exterior materials are: granite, limestone, ceramic tiles, high-quality stone plaster, polished aluminum and glass.
Wall material - facing brick, foyer floors - prefabricated reinforced concrete, the auditorium - metal trusses.

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