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Sarpi border checkpoint in Georgia

Designed by J. MAYER H. architects the customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline.
In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country. It was finished in November 2011.

Project team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer
Project run time: 2010-2011
Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia
Architects on site: Beka Pkhakadze, Ucha Tsotseria
Building company: JSC Transmsheni
Structural engineering: LTD BWC
Structural engineering of tower: Nodar Edisherashvili

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