Photo: Canava Renderings

Batumi Campus

The Site

The site is located adjacent to Batumi University and serves as one of the focal points along the boulevard. The surrounding area is mostly residential with hotels and public recreational zones like Park 26 May and lake Nuri. The site is overlooking the courtyard and opens views along the cost. There is a university building adjacent to the site and which heighten activity in the area. New Radisson hotel from the north-west is the main visual marker in relation to the building.


“The Knowledge Hole”

The concept behind this building is the idea of “The Knowledge Hole” as a public space which acts like viewing platform overlooking the city. However, the building is positioned as a wall, the hole becomes main focal points connecting two sides of the site. The building is formed as a single volume. The programme is distributed in staggering of each component on top of each other. Building is divided in two parts by corridor and two service-cores in both ends of 50 m long corridor. The hole intersects the corridor with



The density and mixture of programme of the proposed building has emerged based on a number of considerations:

• Primarily, the desire to bring different aspects of urban life to a residential area. In other words, to provide open elevated platforms for enjoying panoramic views of the city

• A focus has been given to introducing mixed-programme platforms on different levels of the building. There are no existing viewing platforms for public use in the old city area. The inclusion of elevated platforms in the building will define its uniqueness and importance in Batumi

• The programme mixture has been driven by a comprehensive feasibility study and market assessment in which various asset classes were analysed. The relative opportunities for each component of programme resulted in an optimal development mix to meet possible public needs

• 27 levels of building programme have been introduced to maximise the use of land and budget

Project Details
Concept Proposal
Batumi, Georgia
Batumi City Hall
21060 m²
Education, Sport, Terrace - park, Common Features, Administration, Mechanical, Service, Lobby, Parking
Salome Ghudushauri, Viliana Guliashvili, Nikoloz Gurabanidze, Nikoloz Japaridze, Eka Kankava, Devi Kituashvili, Ivane Ksnelashvili, Nikoloz Maisuradze, Eka Rekhviashvili, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Davit Tsanava