About Architecture – Ministry of Internal Affairs Headquarters
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს შინაგან საქმეთა სამინისტრო) is the state law enforcement agency of Georgia.
The Ministry’s headquarters is near the Kakheti highway, between Tbilisi International Airport and the city center.
Designed by the Italian architect Michele De Lucchi (who also designed Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace), this wavy ribbon of blue glass appears to float above a flat expanse of grass and water.
A 1000sqm pool with a depth of 30 cm was constructed in front of the building to reflect the glass facade. The effect is spectacular, especially at night.
If the glass ribbon shape appears familiar it’s probably because Michele De Lucchi also designed the Bridge of Peace that spans the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi: Find an article here.