Juergen Mayer H.Architects: http://www.jmayerh.de/
The customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline. In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms, and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country.
Project: Border Checkpoint, Sarpi, Georgia
Function: Customs checkpoint with customs facilities, cafeteria, shop and conference room
Location: Sarpi, Georgia
Total floor area: 7.351 mA?
Construction costs: 10.900.000 USD
Project date: 2010-2011
J. MAYER H. Architects, Juergen Mayer H.
Project architect: Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn
Project team: Christoph Emenlauer
Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia
User: Georgian customs
Architect on site: Beka Pkhakadze, Ucha Tsotseria, Tbilisi
Structural engineer: LTD BWC, Georgia
Structural engineer tower: Nodar Edisherashvili, Georgia
Building service engineer: LTD Ecocomfort, Georgia
Photographers: J. MAYER H. – Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn,Marcus Buck, Munich; Beka Pkhakadze, Tbilisi