MUA architects utilized an abandoned building in Tbilisi, Georgia to create a thriving and communal artistic hub for local and foreign emerging talent. FABRIKA is the revitalized product of an old sewing factory that operated during Soviet times.
The facade of the building is covered in elaborate and style-varying graffiti with some recognizable references to artists like Jean-Michael Basquiat. MUA recreated the existing interior of the artistic hub, while maintaining a creative and welcoming atmosphere with open-concept spaces, bare walls, reused site material and vintage décor.
FABRIKA Tbilisi's purpose is to be an artistic hub that fosters inspiration, collaboration and intellectual banter. The space is equipped with rehearsal and art studios, a gallery, artist residences, plus hostels, cafes, bars and other spaces that are accessible to the public.
Photo Credits: NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB
MUA Architects Transformed an Empty Building into an Artistic Hub
1. Urban Regeneration - Utilizing abandoned buildings for creative spaces presents an opportunity for urban regeneration and revitalization.
2. Community Collaboration - Creating multifunctional art spaces facilitates collaboration and intellectual exchange within the local community.
3. Sustainable Design - Reusing site materials and incorporating vintage decor showcases the potential for sustainable design in art spaces.
1. Architecture and Design - Architects and designers can explore innovative ways to repurpose abandoned buildings and create multifunctional art spaces.
2. Hospitality and Tourism - The inclusion of hostels, cafes, and bars provides opportunities for the hospitality and tourism industry to cater to art enthusiasts and tourists.
3. Art and Culture - The development of artistic hubs like FABRIKA fosters an environment for emerging talent, promoting the growth of the art and culture industry.