massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
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

 

 

 

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

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