Batumi, Georgia - 2013
The site is located adjacent to the old Batumi
and serves as one of the access points between the harbour and the city. The surrounding area is mostly residential with some hotels and public recreational zones. The site is overlooking the harbour
and opens views to 360 degrees.
The concept behind this buliding is the notion of a vertical street, including open public spaces which act like gardens or courtyards along a lateral street. However, the vertical street has one advantage over the ground-level street, which is its vantage point. Each terrace overlooks a different part of the city and is programmed for different types of
entertainment - a restaurant, a bar, a gym, a spa, a pool and a sky park on the roof. The buliding is divided into four distinct volumes.
By simple shifts of these volumes we open up a certain space on top of each volume creating recreational platforms for the public as if reclaiming the site area. The area of the site is equal to the total gained roof terrace area.
has emerged based on a number of considerations: