Counts Studio collaborated with Trahan Architects for Expo Georgia, a 40-acre campus expo park set within the post-industrial Didube-Chugureti district of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The Master Plan re-imagines the site to accommodate 12 existing Soviet-era pavilions developed for a regional exposition during the 1960s, also incorporating a new 52,000 square meter exhibition center, 200-key hotel and ballroom, commercial development and a 10-screen cineplex with below- and above-grade parking. The Master Plan engages an extensive network of pedestrian paths, establishing a landscape that interlaces past, present and future. Traversing the path network takes one back through time and space as the system weaves together historically significant buildings with contemporary interventions. High-performance planting and paving frame a culturally rich palette of diverse materials. A series of circulation networks provide increased accessibility to, from, and within the site, ultimately prioritizing flexibility, spatial clarity, and year-round use. Decks, groves and plazas enhanced with water features and movable site furniture are strategically located throughout the park to accommodate active site uses.
Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia
Expo / Public Park
Counts Studio, Landscape Architect
Trahan Architects, Architect
Arup, Structural Engineer
Please visit the following URL to view an article posted by archdaily about the project and collaboration with Trahan Architects. (http://www.archdaily.com/553712/trahan-architects-design-expo-georgia-convention-center-for-tbilisi/)