House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia
by J. Mayer H.

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House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

The surrounding mountains were the inspiration behind the textured concrete forms of a civic centre and police station in Mestia, Georgia, by German firm J. Mayer H. Architects.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Four asymmetric hexagons provide the elevations of the two-storey civic centre, named the House of Justice, which has glazed entrances at two of its corners.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

The nearby five-storey police station has a crooked profile that bends out towards a road that runs alongside.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Glazing infills blob-shaped voids in the concrete facade of this building to provide windows that stretch across different rooms and floors.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Last year J. Mayer H. also completed an unusual airport in the same mountain town. See it here alongside a few more of their projects.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Photography is by Beka Pkhakadze and Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn.

Here's some more information about each of the projects from the architects:


HJM – House of Justice, civic centre, Mestia, Georgia

The House of Justice serves as a two storey civic centre for the people of Mestia, a village with a strong cultural heritage. Its concrete structure frames the spectacular landscape of the Caucasian Mountains. The building is part of an ensemble of new public buildings around the main central public plaza.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn, Danny te Kloese, Hugo Reis
Project: 2011
Completion: 2012
Floor Space: 350m2
Client: Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Architect on Site: Ltd. Alioni 99

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Mestia Police Station, Georgia

The project is situated in the heart of the old town of Mestia, next to the newly built city-hall. Its towerlike shape pays homage to the medieval stone towers which are traditional to Mestia’s mountainside region.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

The facade is comprised of prefabricated textured concrete and large openings which offer a maximum of transparency.

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Christoph Emenlauer, Hugo Reis, Danny Te Kloese
Preliminary Design: 2011
Completion: 2012
Function: Police Station
Clients: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Georgia

House of Justice and Police Station, Mestia by J. Mayer H.

  • http://anziulewicz.livejournal.com Chuck Anziulewicz

    I LOVE the House of Justice! The police station, not quite as much.

  • pet

    it's pretty crooked. any hidden meaning to that?

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      That, or the architects are fans of Edward Munch ;)

  • H-J

    Am I the only one seeing the mask from the Scream-franchise in this project?

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    It stands out from the landscape and the rest of its context like a sore thumb.

    Maybe it was intended to portray that Justice is, indeed, blind.

  • Tony

    These buildings are so beautiful and interesting. There is really a lot of stunning architecture coming up in Georgia. I love these in particular.

  • http://campos-design.com guim

    to bad! Make some just shape to make some shape. No justification. Architect who works as artists! That it's pity

  • Shavool

    "This 'modern architecture' malarkey is all about crazy shapes isn't it? Give us your best shapes!!"

  • Gabriele

    hilarious photo with a cow

  • toomuchcoffeeman

    haha..definitely something wrong with this..
    i kinda like the design, maybe because it rubs you in the wrong way.
    but anway don't forget..acab

  • Sultony

    This architecture is known as Facadism – ie a skin that bears no relation to the interior. Pointless.