Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint
by Luka Machablishvili

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Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

The latest in a string of infrastructure projects in Georgia is a twisted cascade of concrete forming a checkpoint at the border with Armenia by architect Luka Machablishvili.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Construction is already underway in Ninotsminda on the structure, which will be over 100 metres wide and will divide traffic from both directions into a total of eight lanes.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Stained glass panels will infill the spaces between some of the concrete slabs, surrounding two floors of staff facilities at both ends of the building.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

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Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Here's a project description from Luka Machablishvili:


Revenue service
Border Checkpoint Ninotsminda

Project Ninotsminda Custom Terminal is a modern two storied building with 39.4x107.4 meters in size, with a total area of 1.78 hectares and it is located between the old custom building and border.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Project is considering all modern and necessary requirements, both visual and functional terms, which will make maximum comfort for consumers.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Due to its architectural appearance of the building type is best suited to the function.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

At the same time it has modern conceptual dimensional elements, which visually set rotational form effects around the axis on the façade.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

The architectural solution is converting building into static dynamic position, which responds dynamic cycle of movement and motion of the custom terminal.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

It is used modern constructive materials in the project.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

Lateral and longitudinal facades facing materials of dimensional elements are: metal panels, stained-glass windows: black aluminum profiles, internal and external high quality lightings.

Ninotsminda Border Checkpoint by Luka Machablishvili

The building is a iron-concrete carcass from the construction point of view (columns, plates and crossbars) with flat roofing and banding basement.

  • x<D

    Guess if you have a crash the concrete corners will do their part.

    • OAB

      Oh come on. You’re not supposed to pass by a border at full speed. No one is crashing into it.

  • Luka Machablishvili

    If so the entrance is too wide and also there will be heating systems in the ground, so the snow will never stop there.