The new 16,000 square metres Tbilisi Business Centre is a glass spiral building that contrasts with the solidity of its concrete neighbour, home to the Bank of Georgia and one of the most significant examples of late Soviet architecture. RMA’s Business Centre adopts a circular plan that avoids competing with the Bank’s box like cantilevers. Referencing the cantilevers are overhanging circular discs that create each floor of the Business Centre. The offset plans will allow outside relaxation spaces on each level.
The site lies just outside the centre of Tbilisi on the Kura River and the design was inspired from Colchetian gold temple spiral rings dating back from the 7th century BC that can be viewed in the Georgian National Museum. The 16 storey building will use solar control glass that will be able to reflect more than 30% of the sun’s energy and the overhanging cantilevers will create solar shading to the floors below.
Architect Robin Monotti Architects
Developer Unix Construction and Development Group