The 'Flower of the Steppe' by Studio Nicoletti

 - Mar 15, 2010
References: manfredinicoletti & contemporist
For those of you who are not familiar with the dombra, apparently the 'Flower of the Steppe' is shaped similar to it. A long-necked lute, which is a musical instrument.

Designed by Studio Nicoletti, 'Flower of the Steppe' is the name of the new Astana State Auditorium to be built in Kazakhstan (yes, Borat fans, Kazakhstan). Looking more like a landed glacier, it was actually inspired by the petals of a flower.