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Kutaisi – New Georgian Capital?

Published: June 11, 2012 | 11:04 am
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The COMMERCIAL TIMES

Kutaisi, is Georgia’s second largest city. Located in the western region of Imereti, it is 221 km to the west of Tbilisi. Since the construction of the New Parliament Building there, Kutaisi is mentioned as the second capital of Georgia or Parliamentary capital of Georgia, both in local and foreign media. However, you might come across several websites on the Internet writing about Kutaisi as the new capital.  Whether new means second or new means new this is interesting news to consider.

Below see the extracts and links to the above-mentioned websites.

Archdaily

http://www.archdaily.com/197777/kutaisi-airport-unstudio/

“As the newly selected capital city, Kutaisi is the perfect site for the airport’s base; for the infrastructure can serve not only visitors, but also for international diplomats and national politicians.”

Inhabitat

http://inhabitat.com/unstudio-unveils-transparent-kutaisi-airport-for-georgia/

Georgia just unveiled plans for a modern and innovative new international airport that is sure to transport the country into a new era. Designed by UNStudio, the Kutaisi Airport is located in the new capital city and is characterized by a transparent and circular structure designed to efficiently move travelers through the space.

Designscene

http://www.designscene.net/2011/12/unstudio-design-kutaisi-airport.html

The world renowned UNstudio shares their design for the Kutaisi Airport in the new Georgian capital.

Mediacollective

http://www.mediacollective.nl/geen-categorie/kutaisi-airport-by-unstudio

UNstudio shares their project deisng for the Kutaisi Airport in Georgia which will serve domestic and international flights, new airport is crucial for the development of the city as the new Georgian capital.

Kutaisi was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Colchis. Archeological evidence indicates that the city functioned as the capital of the kingdom of Colchis as early as the second millennium BC. From 978 to 1122 CE Kutaisi was the capital of the united Kingdom of Georgia, and from the 15th century until 1810 it was the capital of the Imeretian Kingdom.

 

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