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GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES
GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES
GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES
GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES
Urban PlanningHighriseWorkExhibition / Stage
Project type
Office, high-rise, master plan, urban strategy
Status
Competition
Location
Tbilisi, Georgia
Time
2017

As part of an innovative business corridor in the northern area of Tbilisi’s city center, GRAFT developed a master plan for the Didube Chughureti District that creates a dynamic, scenic landscape and a healthy work environment featuring a wide range of activities for visitors and residents. The development comprises a series of buildings that vary in scale and composition, reorganizing the site while simultaneously meshing it with the existing urban fabric.

GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES

The master plan proposes large public squares that serve as meeting points, business centers and social hubs that, together with the new railway museum and adjoining parks, form a new cultural center. GRAFT took an integral approach to the design of the site, allowing the landscape to transition into the buildings. The center of this new urban setting is marked by the introduction of more densely arranged vertical volumes, culminating in two innovative towers at the main junction. These two distinctive towers create a new architectural gateway that will serve as the head offices of the Georgian Railway Company and define a new urban landscape.

The facades of the towers branch like a railway junction. In one continuous motion, they move from a horizontal roof covering the railway museum and the adjoining atrium into the vertical sunshades of the towers housing the Georgian Railway Company, fusing the two functions into a single coherent structural element.

GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES
GEORGIAN RAILWAY HEAD OFFICES
Founding Partners
Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
Project Lead
Thomas Grabner
Design Lead
Marvin Bratke
Project Team
Christopher Nielsen, Mateusz Wieckowski-Gawron, Laurent Thill