Crossroads of two spinal avenues of the city (Queen Tamar av. and D. Aghmashenebeli av.) on the left embankment of the capital is a location of a former cinema town, a little Georgian-Soviet version of Hollywood. It is a scenographic simulation of a “town”, which is full of different buildings and infrastructural objects and even has its own street system. Most of the area that is free for entry and houses some guerrilla artists and musical schools belongs to the Georgian Film.
One of the objects of the area is an abandoned swimming pool of an Olympic standard (L25xW12.5m). The project aims at its transformation and reanimation in order to start revival of neglected urban areas and address the main topic of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: what do we have in common?
The concept focuses on creation of a public attraction point in a form of multifunctional open-air stage. It will be used for musical, theatre, cinema or educational events and serve as a free recreational space that will be accessible to everyone.
Existing concrete void will be filled with a new simple 8 level amphitheater of a very specific, surreal turquoise color to remind the audience of the water and a swimming pool. Clean and bright diagrammatic color will create an unreal visual effect of being lost in the context.