The Tbilisi architecture in vibration of the last decades

Martin Zaiček

SUMMARY

This article addresses an issue of political situation in the South Caucasian region within the past  two decades and how it influenced the image of the architecture in Georgia. The article  also examines Georgian architecture through selected buildings of late modernist architecture as well as through the phenomenon of 90’s architectural transformation locally known as the Kamikadze loggia. The article shows how the 90’s political situation changed the image of the Georgian architecture and introduces examples of Georgian late modernist architecture. The final part is dedicated to new perspectives of Georgian architecture and social transformation of the city into modern capital as a prospective EU member.

Keywords: architecture, South Caucasus, architectural heritage, Georgia, social transformation, Tbilisi