The new Tbilisi Music Theater and Concert Hall designed by Studio Fuksas looks like two giant metallic tubes that act like a periscope in the capital of Georgia. Nearing completion, the design conceived by architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas expertly frames views of Kura river and the old city.
The project site is located inside the green area called Rhike Park, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Its two conjoined volumes of the building look like giant tubes that receive very little natural light. While from afar the structures resemble hermetic volumes, the tessellated pattern of steel and glass panels strategically introduces daylight into the interior. Parts of the V-shaped layout are orientated toward the nearby Peace Bridge designed by Italian architect Michele de Lucchi and completed in 2010.
The north part of the building contains a musical theater hall with 566 seats, the foyer and several facilities, together with technical spaces for machinery and storage. The exhibition hall opens to a grand entrance and ramp which brings visitors in from the street level.
Photos by Nikolay Kaloshin