massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
original content
oct 14, 2012
massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall


‘tbilisi public service hall’ by massimiliano + doriana fuksas, tbilisi, georgia
image © moreno maggi
all images courtesy of fuksas architects

 

after two years of planning and construction, the ‘tbilisi public service hall’ designed by italian architects massimiliano and doriana fuksas
of fuksas architects has been recently inaugurated in tbilisi, georgia. eleven diversely-shaped petals rise 35 meters above neighboring buildings
of the urban and centrally located site to overlook the kura river. beneath the overlapping canopy, seven stacked volumes contain
four levels of office space. their positioning envelopes a centralized public square, offering employees upward views to the underside of the roof
and tree-columns. the branching pillars are positioned inside and outside the building to majestically support the roof entity,
lifting it to be entirely separate from the building beneath. internal footbridges connect each of the levels for ease of circulation.

 


eleven petals form the roof
image © studio fuksas

 


view from the kura river
image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


tree columns lift the roof from the building below
image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © studio fuksas

 


image © moreno maggi

 


image © moreno maggi

 


images © studio fuksas

 


image © moreno maggi

 


image © moreno maggi

 


within site context
image © moreno maggi

 


view of petals rising above its neighbors from a distance
image © studio fuksas

 


at dusk
image © moreno maggi

 


view from pedestrian bridge
image © moreno maggi

 


rendering
image © studio fuksas

 


model
image © studio fuksas

 


model
image © studio fuksas

 


aerial view of model
image © studio fuksas

 


project info:

project: tbilisi public service hall
site: tbilisi, georgia
address: sanapiro street 2
period: 2010-2012
client: LEPL civil registry agency – giorgi vashadze / LEPL national public registry agency
architectural project: massimiliano and doriana fuksas
project leader: emiliano scotti
project team: riccardo ferrari, matteo malatesta
model makers: nicola cabiati
total constructed surface: 42,000 m2
total constructed volume: 265,000 cubic meter
main hall surface: 4,385 m2
‘leaves’ surface: 24,800 m2
structural glass (enclosure): 2,390 m2
facade: 11,800 m2
parking plots: 838 (426 covered)
engineering: studio sarti, ai engineering
general contractor: huachuan georgia company ltd
program: national bank of georgia, LEPL civil registry agency, LEPL national public registry agency, ministry of energy
civil and national registry agency: 280 public desk
press room: 290 mq (150 seats) + foyer 100 m2
retails and facilities: 400 m2
terraces: 1860 m2
structure: reinforced concrete and steel
‘leaves’ structure: tri-dimensional steel reticular
‘leaves’ coating: glass fiber and epodossic resin
facades: structural glass and cellular glass
concept design: august 2010
preliminary project: 17 december 2010
tender phase: 6 may 2011

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library