Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (Pyramid of Peace), Astana
This building, located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, was designed by architect Sir Norman Foster and inaugurated in September 2006. It is also known as the Pyramid of Peace and Accord because it is intended as a global center for religious understanding, the renunciation of violence and the promotion of faith and human equality. It accommodates multiple religions including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and others. It also houses a 1,500- seat opera house, a national museum of culture, a new "university of civilization", a library and a research center for Kazakhstan's ethnic and geographical groups. Cool fact: The colors were taken from the Kazakhstan flag. The 3D model was created by Néstor Suárez for www.Geo3D.com.ar. Also part of the 2000's Collection in Google's 3D Warehouse.