The Rest Stop As Art: Another Entry Into The Canon

Rest stop designed by J Mayer H in Georgia

Rest stop designed by J Mayer H in Georgia

Rest stops designed by J Mayer H are taking shape alongside roads in Georgia. That’s Georgia the country between Turkey and Russia and not the Georgia between South Carolina and swamps. There does seem something American about fancy rest stops, which might explain why we tend to post about them (even though all of the ones we’ve posted about have been in Europe). The photos above are from two recently-completed rest stops along a new road that connects Turkey to Azerbaijan, and plenty more are on the way. J Mayer H was contracted to design a total of 20. That Georgia road will be littered with architecture the ways roads in the states are littered with actual litter.

Alex Dent

May 7, 2012 / By

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