Georgian Architect David Nikuradze distinguishes himself through finding inspiration in the shapes, patterns, and systems of the natural world to create harmonious and eco-friendly buildings. This article explores how architects get ideas from landscapes, and incorporate organic materials.
The SHARE Bulgaria 2023 Forum will take place on 28th of September at the Sofia Balkan Palace and is organized by SHARE Architects, the largest network dedicated to architecture and construction professionals in Central and South Eastern Europe, and The Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (CAB). “Facades: Design and Technology,” “Large-scale development Projects” and “Good Living Architecture” are the main themes that will be explored during the program of the International Architecture and Technology Innovation Forum.
SHARE Bulgaria 2023 will provide attendees with access to knowledge and new opportunities for collaboration. National and international renowned speakers, and innovators in architecture and building technologies will provide the audience with insightful technical details of large-scale projects as well as inspirational visions.REGISTER HERE FOR THE EVENT
MEET THE GUEST | David Nikuradze
David Nikuradze is an award-winning architect born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has made a significant contribution to the design industry. His passion for design and his commitment to excellence have earned him a well-deserved reputation as a leader in his field. After contributing to the architectural field in AECOM, New York, for 15 years, David has opened a company branch in Georgia. In 2014 David founded SPECTRUM – an international design-build firm known for its exceptional work in the design industry.
David has an accomplished track record of managing a diverse range of projects with the highest specifications and complexity levels, ranging from US $ 10 Million to $ 1.5 Billion. David with a diverse international experience possesses immense technical, contractual, and operational knowledge of all aspects of the design-build process. He has a keen eye for detail and is highly skilled in value engineering and forecast analysis.
David’s personal involvement in the design phase of projects sets him apart from his peers. His exceptional design abilities have contributed to the success of some of the highest-profile projects, and he has played a significant role in defining the design criteria and final outlook of the projects.
WORK | Projects of David Nikuradze
AragvI Multifunctional Center
Situated in one of the capital’s fastest-growing and most desirable locations, Aragvi Multifunction Center is destined to become a new landmark and destination for local habitants and visitors. With an open shopping center, recreational zones, hotels, offices, and residential mixed-use functions combined via a mega public park, the development will be a desirable space all year around.
The concept of the project aims to maximize the environment, rebuild and develop green recreational zones, and provide a natural response to a city that lacks green recreational spaces. From its central location on the Mtkvari Embankment, the site is perfectly placed to capture the unique beauty, historical context and personality of Tbilisi.
The project’s architectural concept is based on the characteristics of the local area and aims to optimize seamless integration with the surrounding environment. The existing environment and relief define the configuration, proportion, and geometry of the buildings. In the development of an architectural context, which is reflected in its forms, textures, and colors, it is also expressed. The design volumes are shaped like hills, which are typical of the area’s relief and scenery. The suggested color palette will effortlessly flow into the current location and the surrounding natural scenery. All of the on-site plantations will receive special treatment to ensure their optimal preservation and upkeep.
The building comprises a semi-open construction of 5 floors, with a mega atrium in the center, which is open to the atmosphere. The podium fills a large cavity currently formed in the location and repeats and continues the existing contour of the relief. The project blends in with the landscape providing an intelligent response to the surrounding environment. It merges culturally and historically with the Old City with new state of the art sophisticated, but yet moderate building composition.
The goal of the project was to create an organic, multi-functional complex that is binary with the environment. Its proportion and geometric forms naturally merge with the system terrain, repeating and emphasizing the contours of the local landscape.
Nestled in the embrace of Abu Dhabi’s captivating coastal landscape, the new residential development emerges as a shimmering gem, inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the nearby mangroves.
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SHARE Bulgaria 2023 has as guests internationally recognized personalities in the field of architecture:
- Francois Valentiny, Founder VALENTINY hvp architects, Luxembourg
- Els Verbakel, Co-Founder Derman Verbakel Architecture
- Melike Altinisik, Founder Melike Altinisik Architecture, Turkey
- Matt Wilkinson, Associate Director Amanda Levete Architects, UK
- Stefano Capranico, Associate UNStudio, The Netherlands
- David Nikuradze, Founder Spectrum, Georgia
- Constantinos Constanti, Founder Constanti Architects, Cyprus
- Angel Zahariev, Co-Founder A&A Architects, Bulgaria
- Mariana Turcu, Director X-Architecture & Engineering, Romania
- Tihomir Kazakov, Managing Partner SGI Architects & Masterplanners, Bulgaria
- Atanas Nikolov, Co-Founder WE:R Architecture & Design Studio, Bulgaria
- Bilyana Asenova, Co-Founder UNAS Studio, Bulgaria
The event is organized by SHARE Architects in partnership with the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria.
SHARE Architects in Bulgaria
The SHARE Forum in Bulgaria has established itself as the premier event dedicated to architecture and innovative technologies in the country. Its international reach has attracted participants from all corners of Bulgaria, as well as esteemed guests from leading architectural firms across Europe and beyond. The forum serves as a platform for showcasing the latest national and international award-winning architecture and large-scale development projects, along with cutting-edge building technologies.
SHARE Architects Network – Connecting architects and contractors in Central and South Eastern Europe
Over the past 25 years, SHARE Architects forums have become a key networking platform for architects and constructors in Central and South Eastern Europe. SHARE provides a useful framework for knowledge and understanding of the diversity of modern architectural phenomena. Currently, SHARE Architects events are held in 16 countries and have developed a community of over 50,000 professionals around them.