This is the Sarpi Border Checkpoint, the customs checkpoint situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. The creative work of Berlin architect J Mayer H, it features cantilevering terraces – the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline.
In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country. Construction was completed this month.
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