Atypical Design for a New Customs Checkpoint in Georgia

With its atypical design, the Sardi Border Checkpoint certainly draws attention of tourists and will become a major local landmark. Situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea, the new customs checkpoint was completed this month, November 2011, after only one year. Designed by J. MAYER H. Architects, this dynamic seaside building features a contemporary and distinctively design with cantilevering terraces and a myriad of overlapping levels that overlook the water. Besides the regular customs facilities, the curved two-storey monument also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room.


Photos: © Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Beka Pkhakadze.

Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer
Project: 2010-2011
Completion: 2011
Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia
Project Supervisors: Levan Dvali, Giorgi Gejadze
Architects on Site: Daduna Shatashvili, Beka Pkhakadze
Structural Engineer: Zaza Abeslamidze
Contractor: JSC Transmsheni


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