j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
 
j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
may 04, 2012

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia

berlin-based studio j. mayer h. architects has completed 2 of 20 ‘rest stops’ in gori, georgia. the structures are for the new highway which will run through the country and connect the republic of azerbaijan with the republic of turkey. the buildings are located on selected scenic viewpoints and serve as activators for their area and neighboring cities. the sites include not only a gas station and supermarket, but also farmers markets and cultural spaces for local arts and crafts.

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
socar rest stop
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn (also main image)

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
detail of exterior with mountains in background
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
detail of overhang
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
view of second rest stop in the distance
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
wissol rest stop
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
detail of structure
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
surrounding landscape
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
view from highway
image © jesko m. johnsson-zahn

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
section
image © j. mayher h.

j. mayer h. architects: rest stops in georgia
plan
image © j. mayher h

 

 

project info:

 

architects: j. mayer h. architects
project team: juergen mayer h., paul angelier, jesko malkolm johnsson-zahn, marcus blum & guy levy
preliminary design: 2009
completion: 2011
program: rest stop
clients: jsc wissol petroleum georgia / socar georgia petroleum
location: gori, georgia
architects on site: kobulieli and partners / ltd.’alioni 99′
photographer: jesko m. johnsson-zahn

  • Senseless structure. Unnecessary use of heavy structure, what a waste of natural resources. Looks funny and useless.

    Nikhil
  • Ridiculous, expensive, heavy and totally out of scale. When will these neolithic monsters come alive and go on the march? Mayer seem to specialise in Facadism architecture.

    sultony
  • If I like it or not is unimportant but it sure seems very inspired by Yugoslavian communist monuments. http://www.thecoolist.com/abandoned-yugoslavian-monuments-by-jan-kempenaers/

    franx
  • @esf, the georgian alphabet is not cyrillic.

    As for those who find it inappropriate, I doubt the client, presumably the georgian state wanting to express its might, ordered something understated and easily forgotten.

    cig
  • Brutalism has its comeback; or has it never left georgia?
    Not appropriate at all.

    oliver
  • everyone who is hating on this now will think it\’s brilliant 25 years from now. wait for it…. wait for it….

    stoptellingeveryonewhatyouthink
  • These craggy, contrary and which-is-the-right-way-up? cyrillic characters look like they’re designed to entice motorists in to enjoy fresh food, hot coffee, relax in the contemporary surroundings and purchase their gas.
    The comments above are correct, drive-thru McDonalds is much more appropriate.

    esf
  • When compared to the mountains in the background, I think the strong, heavy design actually fits nicely with the surroundings

    JB
  • I totally agree with JS! looks so heavy, a massive structure!

    arqduto.com
  • Looks unnecessarily heavy.

    JS

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