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Would You Believe That This Amazing, Architecture Award-Winning Building Is Actually a McDonald’s?


Includes an "ecological shield."

Photo credit: Giorgi Khmaladze

The McDonald’s restaurant in Batumi, Georgia, looks nothing like your average fast food joint.

The wildly modern structure actually earned architect Giorgi Khmaladze an award for the best commercial building of the year from the architecture website ArchDaily.

Photo credit: Giorgi Khmaladze

The McDonald’s is attached to a gas station and recreational areas, but the unique architecture design is what really makes this structure stand out.

Business Insider compiled a short list of the various design aspects that catch the eye:

The building has a small footprint to allow vehicle circulation that doesn't disrupt city traffic.

Photo credit: Giorgi Khmaladze

The building is surrounded on three sides by a reflective pool lined with stones.

Photo credit: Giorgi Khmaladze

The McDonald's sits in a newly urbanized area of Batumi.

Photo credit: Giorgi Khmaladze

This "ecological shield" of vegetation keeps fumes from the gas station out of a dining area.

Photo credit: Giorgi Khmaladze

See the rest of the pictures here.

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