fuksas reveals images of its music theater and exhibition hall in tbilisi’s rhike park
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italian architecture studio fuksas has revealed images of a new cultural complex it is working on in the georgian capital of tbilisi. located within the city’s rhike park, the building is composed of two sculptural tubular elements that both open up onto the adjacent green space. connected via a shared retaining wall, the two volumes house a musical theater and an exhibition hall respectively. the former is a 566-seat auditorium that also contains a cafeteria, storage areas, and technical facilities. its funneled form has been conceived as ‘a periscope to the city’ — framing views of the river, and the historic town beyond. positioned to the south, the exhibition hall presents an open staircase to the public realm, welcoming visitors inside.

 

the complex is located in close proximity to a public service hall, which fuksas completed in 2012. the building is topped with 11 sculptural petals that rise to a total height of 35 meters. see more of the project on designboom here.

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the complex is located within tbilisi’s rhike park
image by nikolay kaloshin

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the exhibition hall presents an open staircase to the public realm
image by sophia arabidze

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the tubular elements open up onto the adjacent green space
image courtesy of fuksas

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the two volumes house a musical theater and and an exhibition hall
image by nikolay kaloshin

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both structures are clad with stainless steel panels
image by nikolay kaloshin

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inside the concrete and steel structure
image by nikolay kaloshin

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the project is located on the banks if the kura river
image courtesy of fuksas

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the complex is located close to a public service hall, (top left), which fuksas completed in 2012
image courtesy of fuksas

 

 

project info:

 

project: rhike park, music theater and exhibition hall
site: tbilisi, georgia
client: tbilisi development fund
architectural project: massimiliano and doriana fuksas
site area: 10,000 sqm
gross floor area: 9,200 sqm
music theater: 550 seats – 900 sqm
exhibition hall: 2,000 sqm
general contractor: permasteelisa s.p.a.
engineering: studio sarti, AI engineering
acoustics: AI engineering
cost: € 40 million

  • made in Micheil Saakashvili, super president of Georgia

    tea says:
  • Spectacular! Looks like a pair of slick salt and pepper shakers on their sides. Very curious about the acoustics.

    Barrett says:

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