Jürgen Mayer Hermann – Customs Post (2011) Sarpi, Georgie

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Border post between Turkey and Georgia, Sarpi

Juergen Mayer H. Architects

The customs checkpoint is located at the Georgian border in Turkey, along the Black Sea. With its cantilevered terraces, the tower is used as a flat – shape’ observation, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coast. the structure is also a cafeteria, staff rooms, and a conference room.

Crossing the border between Turkey and Georgia is not an experience you will soon forget thanks to the surreal, wavy structure of the concrete customs checkpoint that looms over the Black Sea.. Major stop for business travelers, but located in the sleepy village of Sarpi, the building offered the client a chance, the Georgia Ministry of Finance to make a lasting impression on visitors, representing the new modern incarnation of the former Soviet country.

Border Checkpoint, Sarpi, Georgia
Lieu : Sarpi, Georgia
total floor area : 7,351 sqm
Construction costs : 10900000 USD
project dates : 2010-2011
Completion : 2011

J. MAYER H. Architects,
Juergen Mayer H.

project architect : Jesko Malkolm Johnsson Zahn
project team : Christoph Emenlauer
Client : Ministry of Finance of Georgia
user : Georgian Customs
Architect on site : Beka Pkhakadze, Uchan Tsotseria, Tbilissi
structural engineer : BWC LTD, Georgia
structural engineer tower : Nodar Edisherashvili, Georgia
Building Service Engineer : LTD Ecocomfort, Georgia
photographers : J. MAYER H. – Jesko Johnsson Malkolm-Zahn, Marcus Buck , Munich; Beka Pkhakadze, Tbilissi









The border between Georgia and Turkey at Sarpi





Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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