Sarpi Border Checkpoint

BRiEF
Sarpi border checkpoint is an architectural equivalent of a first impression. As a testament to this building being the entering point to Georgia, shape of the watchtower is inspired by the Georgian lettering.

The customs hall for leaving Georgia is located closer to the seaside, than the one for entering the country and The duty free shop resides alongside to it.
The interior design is minimalistic in terms of both, forms and colors, amplifying the focus on functionality.

Architect's note: 
'This project came with tight deadline and required meticulously thought-out planning of construction process, as it had to be put to use before the final completion of the building. Implementing interior design was particularly fulfilling experience for me.

My involvement in Sarpi border checkpoint and Mestia Airport projects served as a stepping stone for me, in terms of working independently as an architect and being more audacious in executing my personal architectural concepts that seemed way more challenging before.'
CREDITS
Architecture
J Mayer H.
Architecture Team
Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn / Christoph Emenlauer

Architects on Site
Beka Pkhakadze / Ucha Tsotseria
Copywriter
Mika Motskobili

Photographers
Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn / Beka Pkhakadze

Location
Sarpi / Georgia
Type
Public Architecture
Year
2011
Client
Ministry of Finance of Georgia
Building Company
JSC Transmsheni


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