It also represents a symbolic infrastructure gateway to modern Georgia and, from there, to the rest of the world.
The Permasteelisa’s scope of work involves both exterior and interior packages with a project that comprises three buildings: a 4000 sqm Terminal, a 55 meters high Air Traffic Control Tower and a 1.500 sqm Office Building.
The two long sides of the terminal are covered with 1.500 sqm of glazed façade, while the short sides are clad with 1.000 sqm of aluminum panels. The Terminal features a glazed internal courtyard with eight large wooden beams protruding from the ceiling, which form an umbrella that operates as a roundabout for passenger flows and guarantees views from the terminal plaza to the apron and to the Caucasus on the horizon. The interior furnishings are mainly made of white corian to emphasize the idea of transparency.
The Air Traffic Control Tower and its office building are designed to complement the design of the terminal. The Tower Control cabin on the top level forms the focal point of the tower, featuring 360 sqm of glass façade made of super-performing acoustic concrete core made of 1.500 sqm of flat, wind-loading resistant, curved aluminum panels presenting 8 different perforation patterns to provide special lighting effects. LED light in-between the skin and the core enhance the beacon effect of the tower at dusk and dawn by changing color whenever there is a fluctuation in wind speed. The Office building is covered with 330 sqm of glass façade and 800 sqm of aluminum cladding.