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

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall

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.

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
eleven petals form the roof
image © studio fuksas | all images courtesy of fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
view from the kura river
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
tree columns lift the roof from the building below
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © moreno maggi

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © moreno maggi

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
images © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
image © moreno maggi

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
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massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
within site context
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massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
view of petals rising above its neighbors from a distance
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
at dusk
image © moreno maggi

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
view from pedestrian bridge
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massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
rendering
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
model
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
model
image © studio fuksas

massimiliano + doriana fuksas: tbilisi public service hall
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

  • What if it is apply to the vertical afrming in the urban area city?
    Replysoon to [email protected] if you have suggestion or similar designs for remarks.

    Leslie Lee
  • Agree.
    Imagine the building without the roof, not nice at all, the roof is a kind of make up. the building doesnt work as a all.

    peter
  • I think it’s interesting (also very beautiful seen from a helicopter) but a little bit expensive for the state of georgia.

    Alssess
  • ‘leaves’ coating: glass fiber and >>epoxide<< resin

    ешьфлефум
  • I love the potency of two strategies, expressed in two very different structures, colliding. I don’t love this particular expression.

    Since having made the choice to incorporate sculpture, as so dramatically and beautifully expressed in the abstraction via the model (Note the emphasis on the roof in both model photos and renderings i.e. almost always from above), FA failed to translate the essence of such choice and the sculptural responsibilities, and potential, of their decision.

    The reality from the ground is disappointing after the sculptural success of Shenzhen.

    Chaser

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