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BUILDING
 
 
Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR
Bank of Georgia
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DESIGNER
 
 
George Chakhava

Zurab Jalaghania

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CONTEXT
 
The complex of the interventions
Bank of Georgia, Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania, Temur Tkhilava, Space of the City
Relationship with the location
Bank of Georgia, Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania, Temur Tkhilava, Space of the City
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Bank of Georgia, Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania, Temur Tkhilava, Space of the CityThe building was designed by the architects George Chakhava (Georgia's Deputy Minister of Highway Construction) and Zurab Jalaghania for the headquarters of the Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, like a reminiscent of El Lissitzky’s "Cloud Irons".

The building was acquired by the Bank of Georgia in 2007. From 2010 to 2011 it was restored and enlarged with a glass cube that is the new main entrance.
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Bank of Georgia, Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania, Temur Tkhilava, Space of the City
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THEMES
 
Space of the City
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
Georgia [Sak'art'velo]
Region
Tbilisi [T'bilisi]
Town
Tbilisi [T'bilisi]
Address
29a Iuri Gagarin Str.
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Public buildings
Government buildings
Administration buildings
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1970    
Realisation
1972 - 1975
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AWARDS
 
2007
Immovable Monument status
National Monuments Acts
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Qualche cosa di nuovo in URSS", Domus 577, dicembre/december 1977, "Architettura/Informazioni" p. 1
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
El Lissitzky, Bank of Georgia, Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania, Temur Tkhilava
1923-1925

El Lissitzky
Wolkenbügel [Cloud Irons]

Project for horizontal skyscrapers in Moscow
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CLIENT
 
 
Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR
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AMOUNT
 
 
Rubles 6,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Floors
18 levels
Surface
sq.m. 13,500
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Temur Tkhilava
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STAFF
 
Associate designers
V.Klinberg
Renovation plan
Architectural Group & Partners
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Bank of Georgia
Courtesy of Bank of Georgia

Bank of Georgia, Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR, Tbilisi, George Chakhava, Zurab Jalaghania, Temur Tkhilava, Space of the City



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