Plans are afoot for the Trump empire to extend its reach to the Black Sea resort of Batumi, Georgia with a newly proposed 180 metre tall Trump Tower.
Penned as the lynchpin for a new waterfront masterplan, that along with the tower will include a new retail development and marina, the design for the tower comes from the drawing boards of New York based architectural firm John Fotiadis Architect PLLC or JFA for those in a hurry.
Simply to be known as the Trump Tower Batumi, the project is sleek and understated in design - the tower is triangular in shape. Constructed from concrete, with a steel and glass curtain wall fašade, the peak of the tower although looking devoid of ostentatious decoration, will boast a Trump logo that sneakily conceals a helipad behind its glazed overrun.
The shape of the tower not only allows for column free space which helps maximize the use of the interior for the residents, but also allow for maximum views. The two northern corners, which will have seaward views, benefit from double corner windows providing stunning views not only in the residences but also in public areas too, whilst the south corner will provide stunning city views as well as good solar exposure for the towers many atria.
Residents will also be treated to a large naturally lit elevator foyer that opens up to a large atrium. Green space seems to be a focal point in the project with alternate atrium balconies featuring. Apartments will range in size from 80 square metres to an enormous 700 square metres.
The project, which is hoped will draw positive attention and most importantly new investment to the area which not so long ago was a bit of a war torn no go zone for most is expected to carry a price tag of $250 million and promises to be the height of luxury something the Trump label is renowned for.
Construction is hoped to begin late 2012 and will be in 2 phases, with the tower being in phase 1 of a masterplan that JFA are heavily involved in realising.