Architecture and design magazine Designboom has listed Tbilisi’s Rhike Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall among the top ten cultural centres built in 2016.
Designed by Italian architecture studio Fuksas, the centre is set within the Georgian capital’s Rhike Park recreation area. The complex is made up of two connected tubular shapes that open onto the adjacent green space, one housing a musical theatre and the other an exhibition hall. The music theatre comprises a 566-seat auditorium, in addition to a cafeteria, storage areas and technical facilities.
The funnel-like shape of the building is designed to create “a periscope to the city”, with visitors able to enjoy views of the river.
You can see the complete list here.