New modern art museum in Almaty gets green light

Plans to build a new modern art museum in Almaty, Kazakhstan have been approved by the city council.

Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Image by Tore Khan / CC BY 2.0

The museum will sit on two hectares adjacent to the city’s existing botanical gardens. Renowned Spanish architect Carlos Ferrater, who designed Barcelona’s botanical gardens, is said to be involved with the project. Organisers hope the museum will be a tourism drawcard for Almaty, which in recent years has taken an architectural backseat behind the country’s new capital city, Astana. No announcement was made about when construction would begin. Read more: 

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