Anaklia is a frontier land where the east meets west, where possibilities and challenges happening at the same time.
The city used to be residential uses mostly, and currently with the intervention of China, the city starts to transfer to a logistic hub and tourist city. As it can be seen, there are many tourism facilities along the north coastal, also some logistic hubs are planned to built along the sea (Anaklia Magazine, 2016).
Currently, the developments in Anaklia is a bit scattered. The tourism facilities, the transport system, and the planned logistic hubs miss a link between each other, which is a crucial point needed to be addressed. The city is missing a connection point, a centre for all the developments to start/run.
Thus, a very urgent action needed to be taken in Anaklia is to give the city a centre to link these loose developments. The project will act as a starting button/ foundation for other projects to vitalise.
As it can be seen, the new developments mostly are happening along the coastal because the sea has played a central role in the history of Anaklia. In order to make use of the existing facilities/infrastructures/traffic system and address the central role of the sea, the project is proposed to be built close to the Delta area.
From my tech study, commercial activity can be a strong foundation for other activities(political, social) to happen. Thus, I would like to propose a multifunctional building focus mostly on commerce. The building will be built with the following functions to satisfy the demands in need.
First, The building will be a shopping centre where both local residents and tourists want to gather together. The repetition of modularity of shops can be applied here. Second, The building could also become a tourism destination itself as long as the building design is successful. Third, it could serve as a transfer station between bus and boat (land and sea). Besides, logistic exhibitions and political activities could also happening here.
This multifunctional artifact will become a central place of Anaklia, where commercial and social activities happening. Also it will become a sparial commuting centre, not only between roads, but also between land and sea.