Ceremonial Palace Of Georgia

In Avlabari, Old Tbilisi, the Ceremonial Palace of Georgia, otherwise known as the Avlabari Residence, stands as a testament to a nation's progress. Built between 2004 and 2009 under the initiative of President Mikheil Saakashvili, this grand edifice stretches over approximately 22,000 square meters (roughly 237,000 square feet) with the Presidential Palace occupying a stately 1,500 square meters (around 16,146 square feet).

Constructed with a classic architectural style in mind, the palace exhibits a horizontal three-port structure topped with a centrally-located dome. The four floors of the building mirror each other in symmetry, creating an aura of harmonious balance throughout.

At the heart of the Palace, a hall houses a treasured artifact, an 11th-century Bible. Above the hall, the third floor holds a domed space, versatile and capable of hosting a variety of events. This space can be accessed through an underground ramp. The building decor showcases a modified Doric colossal order, enhancing the palace's grandeur and opulence.

The Presidential Chancellery, a separate structure to the south-east of the Presidential Palace, connects through a transparent bridge. The grounds of the palace feature several small architectural forms, creating an intricate landscape within the complex.

President Mikheil Saakashvili's influence on the palace is significant. His initiative brought about the replacement of a 19th-century road inspection building with the present-day grand structure. Italian architect Michele de Luca provided the final design, showcasing the same expertise that shaped the Peace Bridge and the new building for the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Ceremonial Palace of Georgia stands as an embodiment of Georgia's rich history and modern political life. It is a monument to the nation's progress, reflecting the vision and initiative of President Mikheil Saakashvili and his commitment to transforming the landscape of Tbilisi.

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