The winner was announced by ArchDaily Editor-in-Chief David Basulto at the Future Architect conference at Strelka Institute.
The Coffee Production Plant in Tbilisi by Khmaladze Architects was one of three winners selected by readers of ArchDaily and Strelka Mag from a shortlist of 15 architectural projects which were decided in the first round of voting. The projects of ARTCOR Creative Center by Maxim Calujac and Garage Screen Cinema by SYNDICATE Architects were also presented at the conference.
Khmaladze Architects gets the opportunity to make a documentary about their project, which will be available on the online cinema platform Okko.
Overseeing fields and pine trees on the outskirts of Tbilisi, the winning project houses a coffee production plant, its offices, a coffee tasting space, and small coffee exhibits. With a monolithic concrete facade facing the highway, most of the light enters the building through green atriums and ceiling windows. The plant features a green roof that allows the structure to blend in with the surrounding landscape.
The joint award was organized by ArchDaily, Strelka KB, and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design to celebrate emerging architects and new ideas that transform the contemporary city.