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Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia / J. Mayer H. Architects

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Location: Sarpi, Georgia
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer
  • Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Beka Pkhakadze, Ucha Tsotseria

© Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn © Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn © Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn © Beka Pkhakadze

From the architect. November 2011 marks the completion of Sarpi Border Checkpoint. Designed by J. MAYER H. architects the customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline.

© Beka Pkhakadze
© Beka Pkhakadze

In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

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