Interior of Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club © Germane Ghudushauri (one of the architects of the building).

Georgian National Committee is delighted to inform the public that on May 27, 2019, on the basis of an application by Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield, according to the Order of Georgian Government – the Tbilisi Chess Palace and the Alpine Club building was granted the status of the immovable cultural heritage site.

The Tbilisi Chess Palace and the Alpine Club by Vladimir (Lado) Aleksi-Meskhishvili (1915-1978) and Germane Gudushauri (born 1939) opened in 1973 in Kirov (today’s Vere) Park and It represents one of the unique examples of late Soviet Modernist architecture

The application and the relevant documentation were prepared within the scope of the project “Conservation of Modernist Architecture and its Sustainable Use in Georgia”.

This is one of the few buildings built during Soviet regime, that has been granted status of immovable cultural heritage site.

Georgian National committee would like to express special thanks to researcher Nini Palavandishvili, who has started the process of listing of the building three years ago and that has been completed thanks to the joint actions.