Photo: Nakanimamasakhlisi

Lazika Municipality

Architects of Invention, alongside engineers Engenuiti, designed a steel structured building as a part of the development of a new city on the Black Sea coast. The brief was to create a Public Service Hall, a Wedding Hall and Municipal Offices. Work on the project began at the end of January, 2012, and the building was completed in mid-September, 2012. The building was constructed in 168 days with a progressive drafting schedule.

The architects explain that the building is a juxtaposition between a building and a sculpture. It is not divided into floors but is comprised of volumes each volume of the building can function separately from the other. Architects of Invention co-founder Niko Japaridze explains: ‘Lazika Municipality is a rectilinear experiment in the vertical displacement of solid mass'. ‘This is a series of floating objects which should set the stage for this new city on the marshlands.

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Project Details
Status:
Built
Location:
Lazika, Georgia
Size:
2075 m²
Budget:
$9 mil
Consultants :
Engenuiti, Progressi, Casacalda, Arctrade, Reynaers, Anagi
Awards:
Finalist Office Award OfficeNext2013 Moscow
Programme:
Public Service Hall
Team:
Davit Canava, Salome Ghudushauri, Nikoloz Gurabanidze, Nikoloz Japaridze, Eka Kankava, Devi Kituashvili, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Nikoloz Maisuradze, Eka Rekhviashvili, Gogiko Sakvarelidze