Tbilisi, GE


Sarpi Border Checkpoint

  Sarpi border checkpoint is an architectural equivalent of a first impression. As a testament to this building being the entering point to Georgia, shape of the watchtower is inspired by the georgian lettering.

 The customs hall for leaving Georgia is located closer to the seaside, than the one for entering the country and The duty free shop resides alongside to it.

 The interior design is minimalistic in terms of both, forms and colors, amplifying the focus on functionality.


Architect's note: 'This project came with tight deadline and required meticulously thought-out planning of construction process, as it had to be put to use before the final completion of the building. Implementing interior design was particularly fulfilling experience for me.

 My involvement in Sarpi border checkpoint and Mestia Airport projects served as a stepping stone for me, in terms of working independently as an architect and being more audacious in executing my personal architectural concepts that seemed way more challenging before.'

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Status: Built
Location: Sarpi
Firm Role: Architect on Site
Additional Credits: Architecture: J Mayer H.
Architecture Team: Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn / Christoph Emenlauer
Architects on Site: Beka Pkhakadze [STIPFOLD] / Ucha Tsotseria
Copywriter: Mika Motskobili [STIPFOLD]
Photographers: Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn / Beka Pkhakadze [STIPFOLD]