Sinatle Sanatorium

27 Sinatle Sanatorium

address: Sulkhan-Saba Street 
architect: Valerian Kedia
project: approximately 1960
construction: 1963-1971
capacity: 80
current state: since 1992- 1993 living site for Internally Displaced Persons

The Sinatle Spa House is one of the smallest facilities in the spa. Its name (light) indicates that it was designed for spa clients who had some form of visual impairment. The curative house used to provide spa services for clients with special needs. Although it was a small facility with only 80 beds, it was built with a high quality architectural expression. It is a simple two-floor, three-tract structure with a main through corridor with rooms on the sides. The generous two-floor entrance hall faces the park closer to the nearby Imereti Spa House. On the opposite side of the house, the corridors open into a sunny loggia which occupies a large area and is canopied by a cantilevered continuation of the roof. This structural and architectural detail gives the house a high artistic quality that places it among the most remarkable works of socialist modernist architecture to be seen in Tskaltubo. The house, like others in the town, has been converted into a home for people displaced by the war in Abkhazia since 1992.