Infraestructura y urbanismo  Opinión 

Tbilisi’s architectural disaster

Oliver Wainwright   /  Fuente:  The Guardian
20/11/2018


The Bridge of Peace, which some say looks like a discarded sanitary towel; to its right the conjoined concert hall and exhibition centre, and the presidential palace with its glass egg. Photograph: Mikhail Japaridze/TASS

Sprouting like malignant glass tumours across the historical centre of Tbilisi, Georgia, the trophy buildings of the country’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili are hard to miss. There is the heap of white “petals” forming the roof of his public service hall, which looks like someone spilt a bowl of prawn crackers over a pile of glass boxes. A little downriver stands the wavy roof of his Bridge of Peace, locally nicknamed the “Always Ultra” for its unfortunate resemblance to a discarded sanitary towel. Nearby sit the conjoined tubes of his concert hall and exhibition centre, left unfinished and abandoned, their chubby legs spread akimbo towards the old town.

It is a surreal scene, a tragic parody of vanity projects gone wrong, all watched over by the presidential palace, an illiterate neoclassical pile crowned with a great glass egg...


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