Case Study

Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, designed by Foster and Partners for the triennial Congress of Leaders of the World and Traditional Religions, contains a 1,500 seat opera house, conference facilities and a national centre for Kazakhstan’s various ethnic groups. This impressive building is intended as a symbol of religious tolerance, peace and co-existence.


Author: Foster and Partners
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Partners: Sembol Construction, Buro Happold
Realized: 2006
Factors for Success: Time, Communality, Identification