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Tbilisi Prosecutors Office / Architects of Invention

  • 01:00 - 28 March, 2012
Tbilisi Prosecutors Office / Architects of Invention
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From the architect. Young Georgian practice Architects of Invention has completed its first building in Tbilisi, the stunning Prosecutor's Office. The firm submitted a proposal as part of an invited competition for a new build to the north west of the city, just on the outskirts of the city centre and close to the Tbilisi Court building. The building was completed in February 2012. The brief was to create workspace for 60 members of staff, a substantial lobby and car parking. Work began in May 2011 and the building was completed in early 2012.

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The building consists of a stalwart, stark black frame that has luminous, delicate volumes suspended within it. 70% of the building is freestanding away from the sides and the ground creating an impression of ‘floating’ forms. The volumes make way for a passageway to one side of the building, creating a physical transparency of the building that is alluded to throughout the design. The suspended volumes are staggered so that they create terraces and balconies.

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The interior intelligently uses glass to create a feeling of transparency and light, in contrast to the dark impenetrable framework. The ground floor serves as the main access area with security check in and lobby. The top floor is dedicated to the Prosecutor's office, a meeting room, canteen and veranda for use by staff. A sky park, or roof garden, is used for conferences and celebrations. In contrast to the openness of the front facing facade, the back of the building is smooth and functional with few windows.

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The choice of materials and the form have been chosen to reflect the function of the building. The stark geometry of the black frame represents the uncompromising nature of the legal system. Inside the building, a clustered, mirrored volume endlessly throws reflections: “The semantic message here is that the centre is unknowable - purely because it is an endless reflection and ordering of the world around it”, says Architects of Invention director Niko Japaridze. “The structure mirrors the brain; the glass exterior mimics the lobar matter which processes exterior realities, while the hypothalamus is the centre of the nervous system controlling temperature, hunger, thirst and fatigue”.

The next two buildings to be completed are the Ministry of Justice in Ozurgeti in April 2012 and the Ministry of Justice in Georgia’s newest city Lasika, on the coast of the Black Sea, completed in September 2012. The city will become a marine, economic and commercial centre and one of the largest cities in Georgia. The Ministry of Justice will serve the city’s estimated population of half a million according to Georgia Times. The design uses bold geometric shapes. The office space rests high above ground supported by elegant trusses and serviced by a vibrant red central elevator.

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Joey · March 30, 2012

May I know how the invited competition works? Is it an open design competition or by a shortlisted participants based on portfolio? In this case, how does a young firm with little track record win the competition?

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pansitkanton · March 29, 2012

I am from the Philippines, and I am very much astounded by how the people in the Caucuses, most especially the Georgians, have developed rapidly despite having the disadvantage as landlocked countries.

This architecture is simply stunning!

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igor · March 29, 2012

I am russian, and I really respect you Georgian gys for what you do in your country in terms of architecture and overall development

guk · March 29, 2012 04:02 PM

You're very welcome

Sergey Ferley · March 29, 2012

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