Delegates from more than 60 countries of the world arrived in Nur-Sultan to participate in the IV Meeting of Speakers of Parliaments of Eurasian Countries. The meeting was dedicated to the “Greater Eurasia: Dialogue. Trust. Partnership” topic. On the eve of the forum, as part of the cultural program, delegates visited the Future Energy Museum – the Nur Alem Sphere.
Foreign parliamentarians were impressed by uniqueness of the Nur Alem architecture, which is the largest spherical building in the world with a diameter of 80 meters and a height of 100 meters designed by a prominent American duo of architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill.
Antonio Gutierrez Limones, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Senate of Spain
- I am impressed. That is a very unique building, when you go up to the top floor, you can see the whole city and understand that Nur-Sultan is a very beautiful, very well-designed city. I am truly impressed and happy to be here.
Thematic expositions in the field of renewable energy sources: latest interactive gaming installations, prototypes of “smart cities”, models of advanced developments in environmental engineering caught the attention of foreign visitors.
Arman Israelyan, Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Parliament of Armenia
- It felt like I saw the future. Having got acquainted with the advanced technologies in the field of alternative energy, I really understood that this is the answer of mankind to the challenges that we are facing today.
The visitors were also impressed by interactivity of the Sphere exhibits, which allows direct interaction with the content.
Ivan Celic, Deputy Chairman for Health and Social Policy, Parliament of Croatia
- This was the first time I have visited such an inspiring building. It was very interesting. I saw many innovations in renewable energy sources. I think that Kazakhstanis should be proud of such a remarkable sight, and many tourists would love to visit it.
After holding the international exhibition, the Sphere has found a new life: it is an established scientific and educational center where adults and younger generation can get acquainted with the latest developments in the field of renewable energy sources.
Jetn Siratranont, Secretary General of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), Member of the Parliament of Thailand
- The Future Energy Museum is an amazing place. I explored almost all floors of the Sphere devoted to wind, solar and water energy. I think students from all over the world should come here to study and understand the need for alternative energy sources.