mcdonald's + fuel station by giorgi khmaladze
in a rapidly developing city along the black sea, local architect giorgi khmaladze has designed a glazed, faceted form, complete with an interior garden. the elegantly shaped skin cantilevers over a surprisingly ordinary urban necessity and contains a hallmark institution of western consumer culture – a fuel station and mcdonald’s respectively. the building opens to the street with an opaque, tiled underbelly  that shelters the fuel stations, while a faceted semi-circular circulation space is bordered by an indoor garden.the greenery fans out like a stadium, providing lush visual respite for the mcdonald’s patrons inside the layered hallway.the architecture is a testament to the ability of the built form to elevate rather ubiquitous urban programming.

mcdonald's + fuel station by giorgi khmaladze
night view of the fuel station side of the building
all images courtesy of giorgi khmaladze

mcdonald's + fuel station by giorgi khmaladze
views of the layered interior, complete with a garden and further enclosed eatery