Jürgen Mayer strikes back this time in snowy Georgia with his characteristic folding calligraphy. White surfaces run parallel to each other bending upwards, sandwiching its volume, simulating ski slopes that disappear in the snow. Dark glazing illustrates the building’s geometry. Moving indoors, these white surfaces start off from the ground, continue to form walls incorporating seating, turn into an amphitheatre and shoot up to unveil a viewing platform. A three slab choreography twists and turns upwards accentuating the fluidity of the interior spaces.
The new built airport is part of Georgia’s ambitious plans to develop tourism in Mestia. The beautiful medieval town with its stone defensive towers is part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and also famous as ski-resort. With the unveiling of the airport on December 24th the building was designed and constructed within 3 months.