TBILISI, GEORGIA - MARCH 07, 2015: People in park in front of Concert Hall and  Official residence of Georgian President in Tbilisi, Georgia.Tbilisi is a capital and largest city ib country; 
Concert Hall & Exhibition Centre

Shutterstock ID 462370429; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update


Concert Hall & Exhibition Centre


The two large tubular metallic structures at the north end of Rike Park were commissioned from Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas during the Saakashvili era as a concert hall and an exhibition centre. After Mikheil Saakashvili lost power, funding dried up and the project remains unfinished today, though the collective behind famous techno club Bassiani managed to hold its first party here in 2013.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tbilisi attractions

1. Rike Park

0.08 MILES

This green expanse along the eastern riverbank, with its winding paths, pools and fountains, is joined to the west side of the Mtkvari by the Bridge of…

2. Presidential Palace

0.11 MILES

Georgia’s presidential palace, which is not open to visitors, was a Saakashvili-era prestige project that opened in 2009. Its ultraclassical portico is…

3. Bridge of Peace

0.13 MILES

The Bridge of Peace, a rather incongruously modern glass-and-steel footbridge over the Mtkvari with a totally unnecessary roof, was designed by Italian…

5. Anchiskhati Basilica

0.19 MILES

Tbilisi’s oldest surviving church is perhaps its loveliest. Built by King Gorgasali’s son Dachi in the 6th century, it's a three-nave basilica whose…

6. Clock Tower

0.21 MILES

One of old Tbilisi's most emblematic structures is also one of its newest, a higgledy-piggledy clock tower, built by puppet master Rezo Gabriadze during a…

7. Cable Car

0.24 MILES

Tbilisi's most exhilarating ride is its massively popular cable car, which swings from the south end of Rike Park high over the Mtkvari River and the Old…

8. Sioni Cathedral

0.24 MILES

Sioni was originally built in the 6th and 7th centuries, but has been destroyed and rebuilt many times, and what you see today is mainly 13th century. It…