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RAILWAY STATION, Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer, Simon Kassner, Danny te Kloese

Project Design: 2010
Expected Completion: 2013
Function: International Railway Station
Client: “Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway” LLC
Architects on Site: Studio 2, Tbilisi, Georgia
Location: Akhalkalaki, Georgia

This international railway station in Akhalkalaki is part of the construction of the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, connecting Azerbaijan and Turkey through Georgia. Improving the economic relations between Europe and Asia this connection is of strategic importance for all three countries. A different gauge of the rail lines requires a break-of-gauge in Akhalkalaki, the first stop on Georgian side near the Turkish border. With its undulating cantilevers the stations roof and meshed metal façade will give shelter to up to 3 million passengers per year. The project is scheduled for completion by 2013.