The 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.
Space of the City
29a Iuri Gagarin Str.
1972 - 1975
Immovable Monument status National Monuments Acts
"Qualche cosa di nuovo in URSS", Domus 577, dicembre/december 1977, "Architettura/Informazioni" p. 1
ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
El Lissitzky Wolkenbügel [Cloud Irons]
Project for horizontal skyscrapers in Moscow
Ministry of Highway Construction of the Georgian SSR