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Trahan Architects Design “Expo Georgia” Convention Center for Tbilisi

Trahan Architects have collaborated with Christopher Counts Studio to design a 15-hectare, two-phase masterplan for a mixed-use convention center in Tbilisi, known as "Expo Georgia." Organized within a lush garden landscape, the masterplan’s first phase will see the completion of the convention center’s first half, which will be constructed in a sequence of repetitive gabled forms broken down as stepped, nine-meter modules. 

More about the center and masterplan, after the break.

TBC Bank Headquarters Competition Entry / Studio Kalamar

The proposal for the TBC Bank Headquarters by Studio Kalamar is composed of new facades, a vestibule, and a new landscape design to transform it from an old military headquarters building. Main volumes are enfolded in a skin of triangular glass elements of four similar shades of glass, each with a 2° difference of declination from a vertical plane of the façade, and each in a different direction. These fragments are reflections of the sky into many crystalline elements, producing a very dynamic effect. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tbilisi Public Service Hall / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

© Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi

Architects:  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Location: Tbilisi, Georgia Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – Giorgi Vashadze / LEPL National Public Registry Agency Area: 42,000 sqm Project Year: 2010 – 2012 Photographers: Moreno Maggi, Studio Fuksas

© Moreno Maggi © Studio Fuksas © Studio Fuksas © Studio Fuksas

TBC Bank Headquarters / Architects of Invention

Courtesy of Architects of Invention
Courtesy of Architects of Invention

Taking the place of the existing building complex that was built in the 70th century for the Soviet Military Headquarters of the Caucasus region, the TBC Bank Headquarters strives towards being an oasis, representing both a nourishing source but also a sense of rescue. Designed by Architects of Invention, their second prize winning proposal offers visitors an experience, a discovery of boundless resource within secure parameters. Visitors enter through the building’s opening, like a key entering a lock, and a lush and fertile oasis appears before them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Headquarters of Bank of Georgia: Illuminated Translucent Concrete for Interior Design / Architectural Group & Partners

Courtesy of Lucem Lightbeton
Courtesy of Lucem Lightbeton

The idea of light and nature showing through a building was the fundamental concept of redesigning the headquarter of Bank of Georgia. Designed by Architectural Group & Partners, a great and extraordinary office building was created: Incorporating nature in the whole interior design in forms of light. The architects also realized a special highlight by using illuminated translucent concrete. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia / M-Ofis Architecture + aMDL + F&P

  • Architects: M-Ofis Architecture, aMDL, F&P
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Architects: M-Ofis / aMDL / F&P
  • Architects In Charge: Sinan Timoçin & Serkan İğdelipınar
  • Project Team: Burcu Ersan, Erkan Tural, Sümeyra Mezik, Simin Ghalichi, Pelin Özdemir, Fırat Çoban, Fatma Aliosman, Abidder İnci, Buse Albay
  • Conceptual Design: Michele De Lucchi - aMDL(Italy), Freyrie-Pestalozza - F&P(Italy)
  • Project Management: M-Ofis Architects CO.
  • Electrical: HB Engineering (Turkey)
  • Main Contractor: Nurol Construction
  • Area: 49652.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: M-Ofis

© M-Ofis © M-Ofis © M-Ofis © M-Ofis