ARSHA Multifunction center is a two-story structure that serves as a resting area on the busy highway connecting Georgia with Russia. The location of the property is majestic, it sits along the motorway for easy access by car, surrounded by amazing mountainus landscape in the famous Georgian tourist destination city of Kazbegi.
The basic idea was to create a strong relationship between the environment and the building. Its shapes, textures materials match the surrounding natural environment and its climate conditions, mountains and rocks what freely blend with a landscape. Stainless steel panels of warmly colored vertical glazing of brown, bronze, and grey tones give the building an elegant, yet inviting and calm character. The facade of the building reads as a sequence of roof shapes which repeats the skyline of surrounded mountains.
The ground floor is a unique and open space featuring all the required amenities for state of art modern rest stop: fast food unit, supermarket, pharmacy, local bank branch, children’s entertainment and visitors center. The second floor is fully occupied by the authentic Georgian restaurant.
The project team succeeded in creating a combination of Georgian tradition and the sophisticated approach of modern architecture. The historical values have been maintained and brought back to life as well as the responsible use of natural resources and the sustainable approach of the promotion of local businesses.
Arsha Multifunction center will most certainly be a new destination point for visitors from all over the world.