MEGA Silk Way shopping centre in Astana, Kazakhstan

The Valmiera Glass Group produced material was used for the creation of the Kazakhstan’s MEGA Silk Way shopping centre. The shopping centre roof elements of the internal and external facades of about 20 thousand square meters are made from Atex® textile membrane produced by the Valmiera Glass Group company Valmiera Glass UK Ltd.

This project is unique in that the installation of the Atex® textile membrane was to be carried out during winter, when the outside temperature reached minus 25°C. This task was successfully accomplished thanks to the membrane's technical properties and its flexibility even at very low temperatures. Furthermore, Atex® membranes are treated against moisture, making them resistant to various effects of weather and temperatures ranging from -50°C to +200°C. Atex® architectural fabrics are lightweight construction materials with more than 25 years of product longevity, possessing high ecological accreditation rates.

  • Fabric: Atex® 2000 black/white and Atex® 2000 black/yellow
  • Applied fabric area: 20,000 m2
  • Project architect: Chapman Taylor
  • Year: 2017

In photos (annexed): Application of Atex® textile membrane in roofing elements of the Kazakhstan MEGA Silk Way shopping centre. Photos ©APS Engineering Co, Kazakhstan