Publication: Monitor Volume: 4 Issue: 184

Japanese architect Kisei Kurokawa has won the international competition for designing a general plan to modernize Kazakhstan’s new capital, Astana. Announcing the winner yesterday, President Nursultan Nazarbaev commented that the Japanese architect’s plan successfully embodied “a symbiosis of Asian and European cultures.” It edged out twenty-six other entries, with a Kazakh and a Russian entry in second and third place (Russian agencies, October 6).–VS

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