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The House of Justice and Police Station

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Article by George Chronopoulos
Posted on April 25th, 2012
in Architecture & J. Mayer H. Architects

The newly built House of Justice designed by German architect, J. Mayer, has been dedicated to the people of Mestia to be also used as a Civic Centre. The four asymmetric hexagons in textured concrete make up the facade of the two storey structure. The inspiration for the building is from the surrounding Caucasian mountains and forms part of a complex of new buildings in the main public square of the village.

In the old part of the village next to City Hall, is the new Police Station. Five storeys tall and built of prefabricated concrete, its irregular shape was inspired by the traditional towers seen in the mountain regions of Mestia. Large windows with bars sweep through the five floors allow natural daylight in the interior and an uninterrupted view of the mountains.

The two buildings were completed in 2011 in an effort to promote interest in the area, not only as a mountain resort but also as a forward looking community with the ability to enjoy contemporary architecture together with the natural heritage of the area.