Lazika Municipality Building by Architects of Invention

Category: Architecture Published on 21 Dec, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

The young UK-Georgia-based practice Architects of Invention has completed a new municipality building for a city which is yet to come into being – Lazika. This marine, economic and commercial centre was intended to be one of the largest cities in Georgia. Currently, Lazika’s future hangs in the balance, as the new government decides its course of action.

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.

The ambition of this project was to make a building as a sculpture made out of one material. The suspended volumes create public spaces, separated from each other, forming a monument, a benchmark for the new architecture of new futuristic city.

images © NakaniMamasakhlisi Photo Lab


Superkilen - Denmark | Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex
Perot Museum of Nature and Science by Morphosis
DNB Bank Headquarters by MVRDV
The Jade Museum in Shanghai by Archi-Union Architects
Who's Who boutique in Milan by Fabio Novembre
BT House by Studio Guilherme Torres
BIG Creates a Molehill for Bjarke's Old High School in Denmark
Summerhouse Lagnö by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Casa Cubo by Isay Weinfeld
Pony Restaurant in Brisbane by Woods Bagot
Camper Together store in São Paulo by Atelier Marko Brajovic
King Fahad National Library by Gerber Architekten
Refurbishment of a Parisian Apartment by Ramy Fischler
The Number 6: Refurbishment of Palazzo Valperga Galleani in Turin
Aarau Bus Station by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur
Ritto House in Shiga by Alts Design Office
Blue Ocean Robata + Sushi Bar by Bells & Whistles, Carlsbad - California
University of Stuttgart realized a carbon-fibre pavilion based on beetle shells
B-and-Bee Stackable Honeycomb Sleeping Cells
Borisov Football Stadium in Belarus by OFIS Architects

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

two + 4 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Submit Your Work