j. mayer h. architects: house of justice + police station in mestia
j. mayer h. architects: house of justice + police station in mestia j. mayer h. architects: house of justice + police station in mestia
apr 12, 2012

j. mayer h. architects: house of justice + police station in mestia

‘house of justice’ + ‘police station’ by jurgen mayer h. architects, mestia, georgia image © beka pkhakadze, jesko m. johnsson-zahn all images courtesy of jurgen mayer h. architects

berlin-based studio jurgen mayer h. architects has recently completed both the ‘house of justice’ and ‘police station’ in the village of mestia, georgia. resembling chain-links, the faceted perimeter of the ‘house of justice’ wraps a two-storey civic center dedicated to the people of the city. the concrete structure outlines large windows which have been screened with louvers. the structure joins other public buildings and forms a new plaza with prospects to the surrounding caucasian mountains.

the exterior form of the double level police station hearkens to the medieval stone towers which are scattered throughout the region’s mountainous landscape, maintaining the essence of the established heritage. positioned within the heart of the town, the facade is permeated with large vertical window opening, offering maximum transparency through the uniformly textured concrete walls.

entrance to the house of justice image © beka pkhakadze, jesko m. johnsson-zahn

floor plan / level 0 – house of justice

section – house of justice

approach to police station

mountains surrounding the station

entry to the police station

floor plan / level 0 – police station

floor plan / level 0 – police station

section – police station

project info:

project name: house of justice, civic centre, mestia, georgia architect: j. mayer h. architects project team: jürgen mayer h., jesko m. johnsson-zahn, danny te kloese, hugo reis project: 2011 completion: 2012 floor space: 350m2 client: ministry of  justice of georgia architect on site: ltd. "alioni 99" photographers:  beka pkhakadze, jesko m. johnsson-zahn

project name: mestia police station architect: j. mayer h. architects team: jürgen mayer h., christoph emenlauer, hugo reis, danny te kloese preliminary design: 2011 completion: 2012 function: police station clients: ministry of internal affairs, georgia

  • Melting ice cube!

    Roc.Ha says:
  • not so sure about his designs sometimes, but thank god finally someone that brakes from boringness and gets it built!

    michael says:
  • don’t like it

    Devdariani says:
  • I like the rap around effect of the house of justice. Very nice design

    Kevin says:

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