Civic Places AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER
2010-2011
BATUMI, GEORGIA

Built in a stripped style in 2007 by the national airline Sakaeronavigatsia, the Batumi airport control tower was subsequently pronounced unfit by the...

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Built in a stripped style in 2007 by the national airline Sakaeronavigatsia, the Batumi airport control tower was subsequently pronounced unfit by the client for the purposes of an international runway.
In order to restyle it without altering its basic structure, it was decided to wrap the tower in a new and softer-looking envelope. Its slightly transparent cladding rests on the building and creates a sense of movement, disguising the geometrical rigidity of the profile beneath it.

PROJECT
aMDL architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l. - Michele De Lucchi

PROJECT TEAM
Alberto Bianchi (project leader), Alessandro Ghiringhelli

CONSULTANTS
Tensoforma (building contractor); Favero&Milan (structural framework)

CLIENT
Sakaeronavigatsia, Ltd

AREA
h. 29 m

CHRONOLOGY
2010 design; 2011 completion

PHOTOGRAPHY
Gia Chkhatarashvili

SKETCH
Michele De Lucchi