About Architecture – The Bank of Georgia Headquarters

The Bank of Georgia headquarters building in Tbilisi.

The Bank of Georgia headquarters (Georgian: საქართველოს ბანკის სათავო ოფისი) was built in 1975 to house the Ministry of Roads. Situated on a wooded site by the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi, the 18-storey building was designed by architects Giorgi Chakhava and Zurab Jalaghania and consists of a monumental grid of interlocking concrete forms built in … Continue reading

About Architecture – Silknet Sales Office in Tbilisi

Silknet sales office in Tbilisi

The Silknet sales office in Tbilisi was designed by Architects of Invention Ltd and has a theme of a ‘transmitter’ – a device for transferring information. The futuristic styling of the ‘Transmitter’ desk reflects Silknet’s role as a leading telecommunications and entertainment company in Georgia. Photos courtesy of Silknet/Architects of Invention Ltd. CLICK on the logo … Continue reading

About Achievements – The Saakashvili Presidential Library

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Founded by former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, the Saakashvili Presidential Library is a political science and educational center that aims to promote liberal democratic values and the ideas of freedom, national unity and independence, free market economy and progress throughout Georgian society and the entire post-soviet space. Designed by the famous architect Jurgen Mayer … Continue reading

About Architecture – Lazika Pier Sculpture

Lazika Pier Sculpture. Photo by Marcus Buck.

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 (Georgian: ლაზიკა). 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 … Continue reading

About Architecture – Georgia Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo

The Georgia Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010

Talented Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze designed the “Georgia Pavilion” for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. By the end of the Expo, over 73 million people had visited – a record attendance – and 250 countries and international organizations had participated. On 16 October 2010, the expo set a single-day record of over 1.03 million visitors. Photos … Continue reading

About Architecture – Batumi Air Traffic Control Tower

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The air traffic control tower in Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast was put into service in May 2007. Batumi airport serves both domestic and international flights and its control tower is equipped with the latest navigation systems. Digital screens were installed on the control tower’s facade in 2012, permitting display of various graphical and digital images, advertisements … Continue reading

About Architecture – Headquarters of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia

Ministry of Justice  Headquarters, Tbilisi

Designed by Architectural Group & Partners, the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს იუსტიციის სამინისტრო) in Tbilisi was nominated for the International Architectural Award in 2011. The Ministry is in charge of regulating activities in the justice system, overseeing the public prosecutor, maintaining the legal system and public order, protection of … Continue reading

About Achievements – A Golden Age of Architecture

Tbilisi Public Service Hall

Georgia has a rich architectural heritage of ancient cave cities, medieval castles and towers, churches and monasteries, monuments and much more. Georgia is also blessed with stunning examples of contemporary architecture. This post is dedicated to some of the beautiful structures that can be found in Georgia’s cities and towns. Click on a picture to see … Continue reading

About Architecture – Sarpi Border Checkpoint

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Located on the Black Sea coast, at the border between Turkey and Georgia, the Sarpi Border Checkpoint is a stunning example of contemporary Georgian architecture. Designed by J. MAYER H. architects and completed in November 2011, the 40 meter high tower consists of multiple levels overlooking the Black Sea coastline. Sarpi is a major business travel … Continue reading