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Terra Karavana, Tbilisi, Georgia

Friday 03 Sep 2010

Fresh contextual identity for Rhike Park

J. MAYER H. Architects 
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Undulating cultural centre provides panoramic views for local community 

Terra Karavana is a contemporary new urban landscape located on the riverfront in the very heart of Tbilisi. Referring to the old caravanserai on site, the cultural centre creates a new dynamic identity for the Rhike Park. Access from all sides make this public outdoor space a lively urban centre that combines green space and public buildings including a multipurpose event hall, a movie centre, a museum, a panorama restaurant and shops. Water fountains, grass fields, sculptures and light installations activate the overall park and invite the people of Tbilisi and visitors day and night to enjoy the panoramic view over the city and its surrounding mountains.

Parallel stripes create a dynamic field along the river. Modulations of the ground offer diversified topographies and possible locations for activating program. A gentle undulating walkway creates a connection between the park and upper part of the city while allowing interactions with the building at different levels. The multipurpose hall, the movie centre and the museum are combined in one complex. The main functions meet on a protected elevated terrace. The restaurant on the top floor offers a stunning panoramic view over the park and the city of Tbilisi. Shops on the ground floor open up towards the river. The small hills and undulations in the park will provide for fountains and kiosks. Terra Karavana offers a contextualised modern identity for the Rhike Park.

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Status Concept design
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