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Georgia8 Tbilisi A walking tour3

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As the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi (Tiflis) is a significant economic, social, and cultural centre in the country. Located strategically at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and lying along the historic Silk Road routes, the city has been exposed to a transmission of influences from east and west alike throughout the course of its history

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Georgia8 Tbilisi A walking tour3

  1. 1. 88 http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2577126-georgia8-tbilisi/
  2. 2. In May 2012, a futuristic building, looking very much like a flying saucer, became part of Tbilisi’s cityscape
  3. 3. The building houses Tbilisi’s Emergencies Control Center and unifies control of fire, rescue, medical emergency and patrolling services Author: D. Gogiashvili
  4. 4. MIA Emergencies Control Center
  5. 5. MIA Emergencies Control Center
  6. 6. Panacea from emergency - it really looks like a big tablet, though in the evening it reminds a flying saucer, which has parked on the shore
  7. 7. MIA Emergencies Control Center Author: D. Gogiashvili
  8. 8. Modern Georgia is constructed from glass. They say that material was doubly successful: in addition to high technology, it blends harmoniously with the general line of the client architecture of the new wave, symbolizing the transparency of the state institutions
  9. 9. The number of reactionary oppositionists to such buildings’ policy is not small, but even they note that craving for crystal purity in terms of construction has added a couple of highlights to the city
  10. 10. The Baratashvili Bridge decorated by Georgi Japaridze with bronze figures of couples in love and Tbilisi's Public Service Hall is in the background of the photo Named the Tbilisi Public Service Hall, the building houses an assortment of government organizations that include the National Bank of Georgia, the Ministry of Energy and the Civil and National Registry Agency
  11. 11. There's no additional roof over this hall, creating a 35-metre- high space beneath the shelter of canopy structures where customers can obtain passports, marriage registration, and other permits and documents
  12. 12. The Baratashvili Bridge decorated by Georgi Japaridze with bronze figures The architects (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas) compare these structures to trees, and refer to their curved uppers as "petals" or "leaves”. Different departments are contained inside each of the seven perimeter blocks and a series of bridges connect them at the upper levels
  13. 13. The building is made up of 7 volumes that contain offices (each volume is made up of 4 floors located on different levels). These volumes are placed around a "central public square", which is the core of the project, where there is the front office services
  14. 14. Offices are connected to each other by internal footbridges that stretches on
  15. 15. The "central public square” where there is the front office services
  16. 16. Among the “petals”, that are at different levels, are the glass facades
  17. 17. The main characteristic of these facades is that these have been released completely from the structure of the petals, allowing relative movements between the facade and the spatial network structure of coverage
  18. 18. This decision was taken to prevent that any movement of the cover, mainly due to oscillations for snow loads, wind or thermal expansion, can lead to the crisis of the glass
  19. 19. The Tbilisi Public Service Hall by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas. People call it ”mushrooms Building”
  20. 20. The Tbilisi Public Service Hall is situated in the central area of the city and it overlooks the Kura river
  21. 21. Case Centre for the National Bank of Georgia
  22. 22. Case Centre for the National Bank of Georgia
  23. 23. Case Centre for the National Bank of Georgia
  24. 24. Institute of Botany and Herbarium in Botanical Garden
  25. 25. Institute of Botany and Herbarium in Botanical Garden Since the medieval centuries the royal gardens were developed on this place, but after the Russian occupation the garden came under the possession of the state, the botanical garden was named in 1845 when it was officially opened
  26. 26. Institute of Botany and Herbarium in Botanical Garden
  27. 27. Ministry of Justice Headquarters Designed by Architectural Group & Partners
  28. 28. Ministry of Justice Headquarters Designed by Architectural Group & Partners
  29. 29. Ministry of Justice Headquarters Designed by Architectural Group & Partners was nominated for the International Architectural Award in
  30. 30. Hotel Golden Palace
  31. 31. Hotel Golden Palace Hotel Radisson Hotels & Preference Hualing Tbilisi
  32. 32. The residence and trade center owned by the Georgian tycoon Boris (Bidzina) Ivanishvili in Tbilisi Bidzina Ivanishvili lives in a house in the hills of Tbilisi which was specially designed for him by the famous Russian architect Mikhail Khazanov and finished by well known Japanese interior architect Shin Takamatsu which is worth an estimated $50 million
  33. 33. Bidzina Ivanishvili (also known as Boris Ivanishvili; born 1956) is a Georgian businessman and politician who was Prime Minister of Georgia from 25 October 2012 to 20 November 2013
  34. 34. In March 2012, he ranked 153 in the 2012 Forbes List with a reported net worth of 6.4 billion USD; The richest man in Georgia (he's worth half the country's GDP)
  35. 35. In March 2010, Ivanishvili was granted French citizenship. In October 2011, he was deprived of his Georgian citizenship "according to Article 32 of the Georgian Law on Citizenship” Zemo Betlemi & Kvemo Betlemi churches, Tbilisi
  36. 36. Damien Hirst artworks on display in Mr Ivanishvili's collection
  37. 37. A 1915 piece by Egon Schiele hangs on the wall of Bidzina Ivanishvili' office at his Tbilisi business center/residence. Ivanishvili, a self-made billionaire, is building a collection of modern art for a museum he plans to build in the capital Work by modern artists Damien Hirst adorns the walls at Bidzina Ivanishvili's business center/residence in Tbilisi. The self-made billionaire plans to open a public, world-class modern art museum in Tbilisi
  38. 38. The “LOVE Sculpture” by Robert Indiana
  39. 39. The residence and trade center owned by the Georgian Boris (Bidzina) Ivanishvili in Tbilisi
  40. 40. The 10,000 sq m grounds include a glass tower housing a circular swimming pool A giant rotating steel ball containing a private café is suspended above the pool
  41. 41. Bidzina Ivanishvili, an art collector with plans to build a world-class art museum in Tbilisi, hired Japanese architect Shin Takamatsu to design his contemporary Tbilisi residence overlooking the capital, and has purchased sculpture and paintings from Peter Doig, Frida Kahlo, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Roy Lichtenstein and other well known names over the past several years. He plans on investing "hundreds of millions" of dollars in the project
  42. 42. Bidzina Ivanishvili and his 'Interior with Red Wall' by Roy Lichtenstein. It's a fake. The real one was moved to London several months ago for security reasons
  43. 43. Image: Daro Sulakauri / Getty Images For Forbes Bidzina Ivanishvili, an art collector with plans to build a world-class art museum in Tbilisi: a “large” plot of land for the museum, next to Tbilisi’s Georgian National Art Museum, has already been purchased
  44. 44. The reclusive billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has built a modern- day palace overlooking the Georgian capital Tbilisi
  45. 45. Text & pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors. Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda http://www.authorstream.com/michaelasanda/ Sound: Love at First Sight - Chveneburebi