Historical and Political Identity of Anaklia
Anaklia is one of the village of black sea coast in Western Georgia. Geographically surrounded by Black sea coast, divided from North and South by Inguri River, drifting from Caucasus Mountain which a largest boundary of Russian and Georgia. boarder of Abkhazia at the north part of Anaklia, and a new development deep sea port at the south.
This Village was a important sea port, fishing station during 17 century, and they mainly engaged in agriculture now. A land with a mild climate and fertile soil. Sometime, the River bring stone, dirt and other treasure from the mountain.
Historically this land has been experienced a genocide from Russian, demolishing due to the new development for the New Deep Sea Port. within this contents, Anaklia is also a new tourists spot by Gem Fest from 2015.
How this exemplified in architectural form
The local people remain in the middle of facing the uncertain of the boarder from before, empty season of tourist in every year and a future new development in next 10 year.
During transformation from Village to City, Enhance and keep the local identity through expand the use of the river from a landscape to inhabitable.
activate the delta within the river.
Material and Structure:
Borne copper, light weight structure,
A small population of Anaklia, facing invasion of new development with China, boarder with Russian, lack of infrastructure, flooding and landslide.
This project, not just tactic on the future economic and tourist but more important is maintain the life, create a buffer and connection of the river and those islands, north /south, local / tourist / develop.
Response to Problem Statement in terms of Proposal Aims
Those Island fill in the blank in the different seasons, bring another opportunity for local inhibition and farmer, is new logistics in the river to black sea, beach to island, city to city.
Infrastructure, it create a protection for flooding / landslide from the river to the lands. those bridges and new connection of those island, create a filtering dirt, stone, fish, treasure and fertile.
Again, the river as a both boundary and buffer. Those island not just surrounded by the river, it also enclosed by some trees. create a strong contrast from external / internal.
Spatial / Structure / Material / Light / day / night / Renaissance
The spatial arrangement is tend to detached, create a hidden link in between. treat those negative space as become space and being space.
illumination as a secondary way finding during night, during event, over the land and sea.
looking how structure deal with shifting sand, soft soil, structure itself able to shifting / growing / expand the territory by itself, by weather, by natures element.
local resource not just form Anaklia, but also from other part of Georgia. mines and copper are easier to found in different area of Georgia.
the changing of material, by time and water. Erosion, Moisture, Moss, smoke and Oxidation etc.
As a filter, experiment how material itself become part of filtering by transparency, by patterns.
The ultimate goal is create a infrastructure that maintain the Anaklia,
Create a choreography of social life and a link from agriculture to import / export for local people and tourist in different season.
A coastline system from city to another city.
A self maintain system for those islands/delta.
Renaissance Georgia culture.