Rest Stops in Georgia by J. Mayer H.

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Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

German architects J. Mayer H. have completed the first two of 20 roadside service stations for a new highway running from Azerbaijan to Turkey, through Georgia.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

The huge concrete structures shelter petrol filling stations and stretch around glass walls that enclose supermarkets, farmers' markets and exhibitions for arts and crafts.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Construction is also now underway on a third.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

J. Mayer H. have completed a number of infrastructure projects in Georgia over the last few years, including an airport, a border checkpoint and police station - see them all here.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Photography is by Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Here's a little more information from the architects:


Rest Stops in Georgia
Completion of Construction

In 2009 Head of Roads Department of Georgia commissioned J. MAYER H. to design a system of 20 Rest Stops for the new highway which will run through Georgia and connect the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Republic of Turkey.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Two Rest Stops have been completed while a third one is under construction.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

The new Rest Stops are located on selected scenic viewpoints and serve as activators for their area and neighbouring cities, including not only gas station and supermarket, but also a farmers market and a cultural space for local arts and crafts.

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

J. MAYER H. Architects
Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Paul Angelier, Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Marcus Blum, Guy Levy

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Preliminary Design: 2009, Completion: 2011

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Function: Rest Stop

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Clients: JSC Wissol Petroleum Georgia / Socar Georgia Petroleum

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Location: Gori / Lochini, Georgia

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

Architects on Site: Kobulieli and Partners / Ltd."Alioni 99"

Rest Stops in Georgia by J Mayer H

  • hotte

    jeaaaah! thats innovative architecture… excellent, i love it. congrats to juergen…

  • jose

    incredible waste of material

  • stefan

    these will make some beautiful ruins!

  • Corona

    reminds me of the 60ies and 70ies….brutalism

  • rhinomaster

    if it wasn't for the ExtrudeSurface command in Rhino, this guy would be in serious trouble.

    • guest

      totally

    • http://www.aleinno.com ale_inno

      you mean extrudecurve + capholes

  • http://www.buzzbooksonline.com MrJ

    Ugh.

    Would be suitable as backdrop in post-apocalypse Mad Max movie though.

  • http://www.diewerkbank.com cxs

    looks like a pile of huge anti-tank obstacles

  • Sultony

    Absurd overstatement. Huge prehistoric mechanical legs ready to march down the motorway and crunch everything in its path. What a waste of money.

  • marzgalk

    …same trick, different location… still godforsaken ugly though

  • Karl Metz

    I wish we could form concrete this well in the US…