The centerpiece of the Dostyk Center is the steel and glass curtain that arches over the building. This “architectural veil,” is a design taken from Kazakh textiles. Constructed against a series of 90-degree wood fins, the “veil” shields the building’s east and west façades during the peak hours of solar gain. In the upper parts of the arch a number of wind turbines generate an alternative energy source. Despite the veiling, the vast glass-enclosed interior spaces allow sunlight to flood the interior. The two remaining towers are stalwart, stone-clad anchors that lend strength and security to the composition. With the central tower, they form an entry plaza that gives the project a defined center while allowing all three entities to maintain strong identities. Situated in a prime location, Dostyk Center is poised as a future icon in the city’s collection of dramatic venues.