Batumi Riviera, Georgia
Chapman Taylor‘s Madrid studio has master planned and designed this sustainable scheme on behalf of The Silk Road Group.
Windech’s role on the project was to conduct wind tunnel testing to determine the pressures due to wind on the façade cladding. As a residential building, this development needed to consider the possibility that various windows and/or doors could be left open during the design event. This “worst case” scenario was incorporated into Windtech’s study, with resulting net pressures being slightly higher than they would have been otherwise. Nonetheless, because of the study being conducted, cost optimisation of the façade system has still been achieved for the client.
The Batumi River development consists of six residential and hotel towers, the largest of which will be 42 storeys and 130m high. This seafront project includes a yacht club and new marina, a shopping centre, a casino, outdoor pools and restaurants, a multifunctional hall, a congress centre and a landscaped recreational zone.
Phase one will provide 38,000m² of space in a residential tower, along with 4,500m² of podium-level retail/F&B and an 11,000m² car park holding 315 parking spaces. The green podium will incorporate design references to vine leaves, reflecting the ancient Georgian wine making tradition. The overall development will also include marina facilities for 50 boats and a 19,000m² municipal park for use by all residents of the city.
The project sits in a six-hectare plot of land which will accommodate the buildings and two hectares of landscaped public land. The development will serve as an attractive seaside link between the historical town centre and the port and railway station. The site benefits from its proximity to the popular tourist destinations at the seafront boulevard and the old town.