BBC reports that Kazakhstan’s capital Astana is set to get a “500-foot-high ‘tent’ built over the entire metropolis to keep it warm in the winter.”

It’ll be made from a special material that absorbs sunlight to give the effect of summer year-round, allowing lucky Kazaks to play tennis and go swimming while the rest of Eastern Europe is stuck bundling up and trudging through snow. This isn’t just a pipe dream, either; UK architect Norman Foster plans to have the project completed in about a year

[via Gizmodo]

BBC reports that Kazakhstan’s capital Astana is set to get a “500-foot-high ‘tent’ built over the entire metropolis to keep it warm in the winter.”

It’ll be made from a special material that absorbs sunlight to give the effect of summer year-round, allowing lucky Kazaks to play tennis and go swimming while the rest of Eastern Europe is stuck bundling up and trudging through snow. This isn’t just a pipe dream, either; UK architect Norman Foster plans to have the project completed in about a year

[via Gizmodo]