Gallery: Cantilevered Green Shield Protects McDonalds’ Customers from A...

 
Giorgi Khmaladze designed this futuristic glass-clad fuel station and McDonalds in a new urban center in Betumi, Georgia. The site occupies a central part of the city, so the design team sought to limit its footprint without ruining the dining experience. To this end, the two programs are visually separated, while vegetation planted on the cantilevered canopy acts as an "ecological shield" that protects diners from the fuel station. The design was also just named as the best commercial building of the year by our friends over at ArchDaily.

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