Highway Rest stop 3, Photo Marcus Buck, Locchini, J. MAYER H.spacer Highway Rest stop 3, Photo Marcus Buck, Locchini, J. MAYER H.spacer Highway Rest stop 3, Photo Marcus Buck, Locchini, J. MAYER H.spacer Highway Rest stop 3, Photo Marcus Buck, Locchini, J. MAYER H.spacer

REST STOP Lochini, Georgia

Function: Highway rest stop with supermarkets, farmers’ markets and exhibitions for arts and crafts
Location: Highway Lochini, Georgia

Project date: 2011
Completion: 2012

J. MAYER H. Architects, Juergen Mayer H.
Project Architect: Paul Angelier
Project team: Danny te Kloese

Client: PM-Motors
Operator: Socar Georgia Petroleum, Tbilisi
Architect on Site: Giorgi Merabishvili
Structural Engineer: Geno Beridze

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.