McDonald’s And Fuel Station Project For The Georgian Vacation Resort
Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze is now finishing building a new fuel station and McDonald’s premises in the city of Batumi, Georgia, located at the seaside. Unlike traditional model used for most McDonald’s outlets worldwide, Khmaladze has designed a futuristic giant wave-like structure with angular glass exterior, featuring a series of glass panels which reflect the above skies and surrounding environment. The whole curtain wall is covered with low E coated glass panels and besides there is a ceramic frit pattern on glazing which is custom designed in such a way that it will transmit less direct sunlight to the dining spaces when the sun rises to higher altitudes during warm months. The fuel station is separated from the fast food space; at the same time part of the structure overhangs the station, providing shelter to motorists and ensuring that the facility stays out of sight to the overhead restaurant. McDonald’s has a separate ground floor entrance located at the opposite end of the building and overlooking the surrounding ponds which wrap around the location. The kitchen and service facilities are all located in the central ground section, with side staircases leading to the elevated dining areas, offering the guests a view across the urban landscape, with added seating situated parallel to a spacious open-air garden, a 600 square meter (6458 sq. ft) green roof system.