Fuel Station in Batumi
The project is located in one of the newly urbanized parts of the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. It includes fuels station, McDonald’s, recreational spaces and reflective pool.
Fuel Station in BatumiGiven the central location and therefore importance of the site, it was decided to give back as much area as possible for recreation to the city by limiting the footprint of the building and vehicular circulation. This resulted in one volume with all programs compressed within.
Fuel Station in BatumiSpaces are composed in such way, that two major programs – vehicle services and dining are isolated from one another, both physically and visually so that all operations of fuel station are hidden from the view of the customers of the restaurant.
Fuel Station in BatumiBecause of the predefined, small building footprint, most of the supporting and utility spaces are grouped and located on the ground level to be close to all technical access points. Public space of the restaurant starts from the lobby and its separate entrance on the ground floor.
Fuel Station in BatumiFrom where, as a way to naturally connect to the upper floor and to offer customers the experience of smooth transition between levels, the floor steps upwards and creates inhabitable decks on intermediate levels to be occupied as dining spaces.
Fuel Station in BatumiPart of the dining space offers view towards outside water features, while the rest seamlessly transitions into open air patio on the upper level.
Fuel Station in BatumiThe patio, enclosed from all sides to protect the space from outside noise, provides calm open air seating.
Fuel Station in BatumiThe vegetation layer, which covers the cantilevered giant canopy of the fuel station adds natural environment and acts as a “ecological shield” for the terrace.
Fuel Station in BatumiLocation: Batumi, Georgia 
Architects: Giorgi Khmaladze 
Structural Engineering: Capiteli 
Mep: Gulfstream 
Mcd Standards: Archange & Schloffer 
Area: 1200 sqm 
Year: 2013 
Client: SOCAR  
Photographs: Courtesy of Giorgi Khmaladze
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