About Architecture – Lazika Pier Sculpture

Completed at the end of 2012, the Lazika Pier Sculpture was intended to mark the beginning of the development of a new city that was to be called Lazika (Georgianლაზიკა).

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck. www.marcusbuck.com

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects the 31 meter high sculpture is located on Georgia’s Black Sea coast at the end of a one hundred meter long pier and is constructed of steel plates stacked in oval elements arranged in seven levels.

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck. www.marcusbuck.com

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck. www.marcusbuck.com

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck. www.marcusbuck.com

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

The proposed city of Lazika is named after the Greco-Roman designation for this part of Georgia but construction work has been halted and it remains uncertain if it will ever be built.

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

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3 Responses to “About Architecture – Lazika Pier Sculpture”
  1. rsfdeep says:

    That is exquisite.. never seen anything like it.

  2. workmomad says:

    Why was construction halted and why is it not certain that the city will be built? Just curious!

    Nancy
    http://www.workingmomadventures.com

    • Bassa's Blog says:

      Hi Nancy. The idea of developing the northern tip of the Georgian Black Sea coast was conceived by the then president Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006. Lazika was intended to be become the main trading and economic center in Western Georgia but construction was halted following the change in government.

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