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Museum of Fine Arts

New construction of the Museum of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Design:Studio Dynasty, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • GFA|Gr.Vol:34,000 m² | 103,000 m³
  • Services:General planning; HOAI § 33, LPH 2 - 5 + functional tendering, quality control of execution
  • Period:2012 - 2014
  • Client:MAGTI Ltd

Project description

The new Museum of Fine Arts, designed by Archil and Giorgi Kurdiani, was constructed in the Georgian capital Tbilisi in the immediate vicinity of the Georgian Parliament. German and European guidelines served as the basis for the planning, with special attention paid to the classification of the area in earthquake class 9. In cooperation with engineers and structural engineers, the existing design was further developed by the experts of W+P Gesellschaft für Projektrealisierung mbH with regard to future functions in order to realize the client's wishes. 

The new building consists of an ensemble of three building units: a museum, a commercial building - the "Art House" - and a hotel residential building, all self-sufficient in their function. The museum, with an exhibition area of 7,000 m², is accessed via three upper floors and offers a varied sequence of rooms with art and daylight in the exhibition areas, which are up to 4.2 m high. 

On the first floor, it also houses small specialty stores, lounges, conference rooms and an event space of 300 m², which can also be used for short-term temporary exhibitions. The museum administration and archives are located on the second floor. 150 parking spaces are distributed over three levels in the underground garage. 

Several contemporary-style restaurants, as well as a fitness center, a wellness area with solarium, and an outdoor swimming pool that, can also be used in bad weather thanks to an automatic cover, are open to visitors in the "Art House," which is connected to the museum via an atrium on the second floor.