The Turkmen State Circus

Building Name  – The Turkmen State Circus

Location             – Aishgabat, Turkmenistan

Administor        – Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting of Turkmenistan

Architect            –  Arif Zeynalov.

Year of Start      – 1979

Year of End       – 1984

Description     –

  • In 2001, Saparmurat Niyazov abolished circus.
  • In 2008, the new President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov lifted a ban on circus.
  • The cost of reconstruction was $17.9 million.
  • In October 2009, the Turkmen State Circus was opened with the first presentation.
  • Building was designed to resist seismic tremors up to 9 on the Richter scale.
  • Building is unsupported and has a scaly coating.
  • Seating capacity of the circus – 1,700 seats.
  • A 16-m high flagpole with the national flag of Turkmenistan was installed on the dome of the Ashgabat circus.
  • The facade of the building is fully coated with white marble and granite, and new stained glass windows were installed across the perimeter.

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