George Chakhava / Zurab Jalaghania: Ministry of Highway Construction (today: Bank of Georgia), 1972?–1975

  • Tbilisi, Georgia, Show on map
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  • The former Ministry of Transportation is prominently featured in a lot of books on Soviet architecture. It is reminiscent of El Lissitzkys Cloud Irons as well as Japanese Metabolists. Chakhava was the minister of transport and the building’s architect at the same time.

  • 2000–2010 vacant, since then Bank of Georgia, heritage listed since 2007, renovated in 2010–2011 with a new entrance.