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Tbilisi International Airport

Project type: Urban Planning


Location: Tbilisi, Georgia


Time: 2008


Tbilisi Airport City


The Tbilisi International Airport project was initiated by the Tippin Corporation to develop an airport city in Georgia. Its goal is to provide appropriate office, conference, hotel, cargo and business facilities for the increasing numbers of international travellers coming to do business in Georgia or using TIA as a gateway to the entire region. GRAFT’s design for the TIA project occupies a 245,000 m² site adjoining the main access road to the airport and is visible and accessible from the highway. The three defining design elements include a supporting spine running through the entire site, a terminal spine integrating the existing terminals under one roof and a presidential axis that emphasizes the beautiful existing ‘Presidential Terminal’. Arranged along the supporting spine are two hotels, a convention centre to host national and international trade fairs, a long-term parking garage, casino, office park, business park, a cargo and logistic centre and several additional hangars.