The international railway link connects Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey with its main interconnecting station in Akhalkalaki.
2010 – 2018
This international railway station in Akhalkalaki is part of the construction of the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, that connects Azerbaijan and Turkey through Georgia, effectively improving the wider economic relations between Europe and Asia. Since a gauge conversion is required in Akhalkalaki, as the first stop on Georgian side after the Turkish border, the station as well as the city will become a place of exchange and communication for all three countries. With its undulating cantilevers the station’s roof and meshed metal façade will serve up to three million passengers per year.
“Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway” LLC
Partner in charge:
Jürgen Mayer H.
Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn
Danny te Kloese
Architect on site: Studio 2, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Iron Silk Road project, being implemented by Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway LLC, was named among top 100 global projects of the world at Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum held in New-York in January, 2011.