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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Tbilisi Public Service Hall in Georgia by Studio Fuksas

 
July 30th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

The Tbilisi Public Service Hall is situated in the central area of the city and it overlooks the Kura river.

The building is made up of 7 volumes that contain offices (each volume is made up of 4 floors located on different levels). These volumes are placed around a “central public square”, which is the core of the project,  where there is the front office services. Offices are connected to each other by internal footbridges that stretches on different levels.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Tbilisi Public Service Hall
  • Location: Sanapiro Street 2, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi
  • Client: LEPL Civil Registry Agency – LEPL National Public Registry Agency
  • Engineering: Studio Sarti, AI Engineering
  • General Contractor: Huachuan Georgia Company LTD
  • Cost: $ 54.000.000
  • Surface:

    • Gross Area: 42 000 m²
    • Built Area: 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 coperti)
  • Period: 2010-2012

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Volumes and the central public space are towered above by 11 big “petals” that are independent both formally and structurally from the rest of the building. Three of those big petals covers the central space. The petals, different for their geometry and dimension, reaches almost 35 meters and they are supported by a structure of steel pillars with a tree shape, visible, as well as the petals, externally and internally from the building.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Among the petals, that are at different levels, are the glass facades. The main characteristic of these facades is that these have been released completely from the structure of the petals, allowing relative movements between the facade and the spatial network structure of coverage. This decision was taken to prevent that any movement of the cover, mainly due to oscillations for snow loads, wind or thermal expansion, can lead to the crisis of the glass.

The Tbilisi Public Service Hall includes: the National Bank of Georgia, the Minister of Energy, the Civil and National Registry.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Studio Fuksas

Image Courtesy © Studio Fuksas

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