Civic Places MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF GEORGIA AND PATROL POLICE HEADQUARTER
2006-2009
TBILISI, GEORGIA

The building stands at the centre of a wide artificial moat, designed especially to heighten the effect of transparent façade as if floating in...

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The building stands at the centre of a wide artificial moat, designed especially to heighten the effect of transparent façade as if floating in the air. The building, accessible through a gentle ramp on the main front and a flight of steps at the back, has a steel and reinforced concrete structure. It contains an auditorium, offices for both representative, staff and service purposes, all wrapped by a curtain wall shaped like a long ribbon around the building. The building has a symmetrical plan on an axis rotating 45° and comprises a central core and two lateral wings. The entry volume is a large full-height hall circumscribed and crossed by railed balconies and distributor staircases. Located in the east block, on the first floor, are the auditorium and the conference rooms, whilst on the second are the Minister’s and the Deputy Minister’s offices, with independent access by private lift. Located on the third level are the Police central offices. The east block is occupied by staff offices and the cafeteria. The auditorium is the complex’s most representative area, equipped with a large room used by the Minister for official meetings and receptions.

PROJECT
aMDL Architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl - Michele De Lucchi
Freyrie & Pestalozza Architetti Associati

PROJECT TEAM
Marcello Biffi, Giovanni Battista Mercurio, Philippe Nigro, Laura Parolin, Andrea Saita, Riccardo Spagnol

CONSULTANTS
Nurol Holding AS (building contractor); M-OFIS Architecture (executive project, engineering project); Philippe Martinaud (lighting design)

SUPPLIERS
Vitra, Arlight, Focal (furniture)

CLIENT
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia

AREA
10.000 m2

CHRONOLOGY
2006-2009 design; 2009 completion

PHOTOGRAPHY
Gia Chkhatarashvili