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Head of the Roads Department of Georgia / J. Mayer H

  • 01:00 - 25 May, 2012
Head of the Roads Department of Georgia / J. Mayer H
Head of the Roads Department of Georgia / J. Mayer H, © Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn
© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lochini, Georgia
  • Design Team

    Jürgen Mayer H., Paul Angelier, Danny te Kloese
  • Client

    PM Motors Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

   

© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn
© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn
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In 2009, the head of the Roads Department of Georgia commissioned J. Mayer H. to design a system of 20 rest stops for the new highway, a thoroughfare that will run through Georgia and serve as a connection between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey. Two rest stops are now complete, while a third is currently under construction.

© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn
© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn
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© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn

The new rest stops are located on selected scenic viewpoints along the route and serve as activators for their area and neighbouring cities, including not only nearby a gas stations and supermarket, but also a farmers market and a cultural space for local arts and crafts.

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© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn
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33 Comments

amir mousavi · April 20, 2013

very good

URAsg · June 02, 2012

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amir chegini · May 30, 2012

very very good tanks

t. · May 29, 2012

Wonderful !!!!!

golf sinsap · May 28, 2012

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Dennis Moss Jnr · May 28, 2012

unspeakably awful

Tom Peeters · May 27, 2012

projects like this might have been 'cool' in the '50, but didn't architecture move on?
Why would anyone want to 'design' something like this in 2012?

Travel Writer · May 26, 2012

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worldworx · May 26, 2012

Head of the Roads Department of Georgia by J. Mayer H. Architects http://t.co/uNEb8fIx via @archdaily #architecture #europe #asia #lochini

Pushkin · May 26, 2012

It looks more like a road barricade to me not a road department.

SRINIVASARAO · May 26, 2012

GOOD WORK

bLogHouse · May 26, 2012

This is not worth more than a few words - formalism at its worst.

Nicholas Patten · May 26, 2012

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SanjixNami · May 26, 2012

Didn't like this building when the proposals were first shown; still don't.

I tried to like it, but I just couldn't.

Peter G · May 26, 2012

This office produces the most awful buildings imaginable. Mister Mayer, did you study architecture? Did you learn the basics of form and function which are valid all over the world? What kind of accidental form is this? You want to produce sculpture? Even that does not happen with these bizarre things. I am disgusted!

Jon Randall Spradley · May 26, 2012

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Jared E Wright · May 26, 2012

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Paul Downton · May 26, 2012

Words like 'try' and 'hard' spring to mind...

Adam Mayer · May 26, 2012

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Santi Maggio Savasta · May 26, 2012

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Camila · May 26, 2012

Impresive!!! but... how is the inside space???

Craig VanDevere · May 26, 2012

Cool! Not to be confused this the Country & not US State! MT @viaarchitecture: Head of the Roads Department of Georgia http://t.co/PqwgHId3

VIA Architecture · May 26, 2012

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CJ · May 26, 2012

I came to see the sections of the building so i could see what's inside those ''horns''.. but all I found here are those pointless sections, which show nothing but the same stuff I see at the images of the project.. because of that, don't really know if LIKE or DISLIKE..

USCTrojan90 · May 26, 2012

spectacular. while I understand that there is not always function behind the form, the form is beautiful, interesting and different. I would much rather have this building as my neighborhoods gas station than what you see all over america.

Khonski · May 26, 2012 02:01 AM

Maybe in America this would be something different but in Georgia this one is unacceptable.

Christoph Kapeller · May 26, 2012
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????? · May 26, 2012

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andrew · May 25, 2012

its a waste of material. bad stuff :|

domas m · May 25, 2012

what a waste of materials...

Dima · May 25, 2012

Nice! Some more Voronoi-porn

urbane.abuse · May 25, 2012

Well, it kinda more of the same "Georgia-phase" J. Mayer H. Must be a dream-come-true to build so much so fast, with seemingly carte blanche given by the client.
And the quantity of luxury SUVs and Mercedes limos - fascinating!

Justas Silkauskas · May 25, 2012

Nice project. All of these works makes impression that J. Mayer H is respected architect as a figure in Georgia.
Very natural blend of billboards and clean-form architecture.
But less post-production on pictures would be better- looks like renders.

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