by Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 21 December 2013

When you think of the country of Georgia, images of rapid modernization might not spring to mind, but it should. Architect Jurgen Mayer-Hermann was invited to Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, in 2004 ‘after the country’s recently elected president, Mikheil Saakashvili, saw his work in a book.’ The results of their meeting? A program of investment in infrastructure that Mayer-Hermann ‘likens to post-war Germany.’

Over the next 10 years, Mayer-Hermann’s practice saw a huge range of uniquely designed rest stops, border checkpoints, airports, and other public buildings constructed for Saakashvili’s government. Take a look at these oddly shaped buildings–they’ll definitely make you think twice about this former Soviet republic.

Via The Verge