“From the very beginning, our idea was to preserve the historical building, which was originally built as a publishing house in the middle of 20th century. While creating and developing our design, we did our best to maintain the original features, which have always represented part of the city’s history. The Rooms Hotel Tbilisi is located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Tbilisi. We wanted to bring back the community spirit of those days”, says Goga Chkhetia, senior architect of the Adjara Arch Group.

Project details

Reference object

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia

Architect

Goga Chkhetia

Client

Adjara Arch Group

Pavers used

Penter Nero and Incana

Paved outdoor area of the hotel

Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia

Outdoor area of the hotel

Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia

Outdoor area of the hotel

Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia

A contemporary five-storey hotel

It is so much more than a 139-room hotel. It is a destination of its own. This former publishing house has been successfully transformed into a contemporary five-storey hotel. The essence and history of the building were maintained, capturing the raw postindustrial, offbeat Bohemian vibe that has come to define this part of the capital city.

New life on "brick street"

Historically, the street was dubbed “Brick Street” because of a nearby brick factory. Most of the houses in Tbilisi are built of brick. With all signs pointing in one direction, the architect proposed the use of brick as a building material for the patio and also for the embellishment of the areas adjacent to the hotel. With its brownish shade, the paver generates an especially warm and natural appearance.

“We believe this redevelopment will recapture the cosy atmosphere of the neighbourhood. We used Wienerberger because the company offers a wide range of bricks and pavers in a variety of both contemporary and vintage finishes. We’ve really succeeded in breathing new life into a building while at the same time, retaining its original charm”, says Goga Chkhetia.

Not just a pretty space

The redevelopment needed to bring functionality as well as aesthetic appeal, especially since the area in front of a hotel had to cope with unloading from cars and delivery vehicles. Clay pavers were therefore laid in a herringbone pattern for the slope down to the underground car park and the car parking spaces along the road. This laying pattern is the most stable solution and causes less deformation under the stress of vehicles.

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