REST STOP Lochini, Georgia
Function: Highway rest stop with supermarkets, farmers’ markets and exhibitions for arts and crafts
Project date: 2011
J. MAYER H. Architects, Juergen Mayer H.
Photographer: Marcus Buck, Munich www.marcusbuck.com
The Lochini rest stop is located near Tbilisi Airport and was completed in 2012. Two buildings provide gas and diesel, one building houses the convenient store, and four outdoor pavilions host local farmers’ markets, arts, and crafts shops, and covered seating areas. These buildings acts like puzzle pieces, that potentially interlock into a larger entity. Displaced around the site the new rest stop creates a set of structures, that relate to each other, and allow for space of movement, services and relax action between them.