J. Mayer H. Architects shared with us some images of this customs checkpoint, 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, as well as for patrol officers keeping an eye on the border. 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.
Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer Project: 2010-2011 Completion: 2011 Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia Project Supervisors: Levan Dvali, Giorgi Gejadze Architects on Site: Daduna Shatashvili, Beka Pkhakadze Structural Engineer: Zaza Abeslamidze Contractor: JSC Transmsheni