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

© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn

Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Paul Angelier, Danny te Kloese
Completion: 2012
Client: PM Motors Ltd.
Photographs: Jesko M. Johnsson – Zahn

   

© Jesko M. Johnsson - Zahn

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.

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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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Cite: "Head of the Roads Department of Georgia / J. Mayer H" 25 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=237637>

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    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!

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    Nice! Some more Voronoi-porn

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    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.

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

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    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..

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    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!

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

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

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    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?

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