Gelati Visitors CentreDate: 2011
Location: Gelati-Kutaisi, Georgia
Building Area: 366 m²
Budget: $0.45 mil.
Program: Visitors Centre, Exhibition Hall, Cafe, Guides, Info Box.
Status: Under Construction
Credits: David Bakhtadze, Dimitri Modzmanishvili.
Project is located in Gelati Monastery(Kutaisi,Georgia) 234km from Tbilisi. Site is protected by National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia. The Gelati Monastery for a long time was one of the main cultural and intellectual centers in Georgia. It had an Academy which employed some of the most celebrated Georgian scientists, theologians and philosophers.Building is one stories high and built with natural stones with local places. Green roof absorbs heat and acts as insulator also reduces energy need to provide cooling and heating.
Advisor: National Agency For Cultural Heritage Preservation Of Georgia