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Bus Terminal and Town Centre Development Ambalangoda (1997)

The project includes a Terminal for 15 Private and Public transport buses, an Overlay Bus Park for an additional 7, and Commercial area for 62 Shops with all amenities and facilities. The project is also to ensure an up-to-date Bus Parking facility to suit future transport design requirements. The total area of the building is approximately 537500m 2 in extent and covers 8096.65m 2 of Land. The conceptual Roof design was a culmination of aesthetics and user needs to enhance the micro urban environment and the streetscape of a rather uninteresting and a drab neighborhood of Ambalangoda.

The building is linked for pedestrians from the Railway Station and to other Transportation Nodes such as the secondary Bus Terminal situated on the Old Galle Road. The transit of commuters from one mode to another has been made convenient and their safety has been considered to be of paramount importance.The design confirms to the Safety Regulations of “Traffic in Safe Cities- Convention 1989”.

Branch Office and Quarters for Bank of Ceylon, Ipalogama

The Branch Office for Bank of Ceylon and manager’s accommodation at Ipalogama is located adjoining the main access route to the housing scheme, along with the other commercial development facilities. The concept aims to maintain the residential quality that has been created in the setting. The architecture being in line with the residential character yet distinguishes itself as different in function.

Showroom for Craft Supplies, Nugegoda (1995)

The Showroom and Office Complex for craft products, stands as a landmark amidst a busy urban setting in Nugegoda. This building consists of six levels with a floor area of 118,360m2. Although the heavy glass curtain wall opens the interior to the outside, within the perimeters of the wall the visitor is confronted with a well-maintained softness in the interiors. The split formation at the ground floor was possible due to the basement towards the rear, thereby enlarging the volume within the entrance level. In addition to the basement, the 3 levels above functions as showroom, whilst the two levels at the top are being used as the corporate office.

LMD House, Corporate Office, Colombo 5 (2009)

The Corporate Office complex for publishers of the renowned journal the Lanka Monthly Digest and Living Magazine is situated amidst a residential setting in Colombo, a moderately built up area with much greens cape. The inspiration was derived from the setting, to create the feeling of one “working in a garden”, the theme centered on the lush green residential setting to add not an alien but an element to the context. The building was proposed as a transparent envelop that carefully interconnects with the surrounding, further transparent interior partitions are used to heighten this quality. Also a flat slab method is used to avoid including of ceilings.

Bus Terminal and Town Centre Development Matara (1998)

Matara Town Center & Bus Terminal Development is a pioneering project undertaken by the government in transport sector, as a modern Bus Parking facility to suit future transport needs of the South. The Project includes a Terminal for 35 Private and Public transport buses, an overlay Bus Park for an additional 27, and a commercial area for 105 Shops, a Restaurant, and a Bank, with all amenities and facilities.

The concept was the culmination of aesthetics, conservation requirements, and user needs, to enhance the micro urban environment, and the streetscape of a rather uninteresting and a drab neighborhood of Matara. The Site is in the heart of the town center with easy access form all directions, and is sandwiched between the busy traffic routes on 2 sides and the Sea front.

Pedestrian accessibility has been a major criterion in the design development- easy accessibility being available from all directions. The Bridge over Tangalle River and the Ramparts of the old Matara Fort has been the generator of the form, and the details.The design was awarded the ‘Sanstha (Holcim) Award’ for this Project by Holcim for Socially Responsive Architecture.

Office Complex for Scanwell Freight Express (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo 3 (2005)

The building is located over looking the Beira Lake; it is a six story structure, with two levels of vehicular parking and the other floors housing the head office facility. The focus of the building has been to capture the view of the lake and surrounding. The façade facing the lake front has being designed to accommodate greenly troughs, so that the façade would become a green wall with time.

The building focuses to capture the scenic beauty of the surrounding. The entrance to the premises is contained within a projecting cantilevered canopy that incorporates functions at upper floors. The floors above the entrance is held through a suspended steel brazing which transfers the loads to the column beam structure.

Show Room and Office for Stone N String (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo 3 (2004)

The 11 storied building houses the showroom, factory, accommodation and office complex for Stone N String accessories which is a renowned retail business specialized in Designer Jewelry, Precious & Semi Precious Jewelry in Sri Lanka.
The building is the first ever steel shell construction multi story building in Sri Lanka. Built on a rigid urban site, the building takes a strip formation in line with the shape of the site

Covered by a cladding exterior the theme of design relates to an urban wall. The ground floor of the building has been designed to relate to human scale with a transparent facade, giving the impression of a free standing structure with an open ground floor, to encourage pedestrian flow into the building.

At the upper floors glass strips have been used to break the monotony of the facade. Decorative elements on the facade have been avoided conforming to simplicity to give prominence to signage as a means of advertising.

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Sentra Super City Offices & Commercial Development, Rajagiriya