Location: Jaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Area: 7,900 Sq Mt
This project was an international design competition to create a cultural facility for Jaffna city which had suffered a civil war in the recent past. The site for the same was located amidst the historic library and Pullu Kulam lake, at close proximity to the Jaffna fort.
The design approach followed an extensive urban plaza that allowed generous public space for outdoor cultural events to blend into a lake front development while engaging the city allowing day-to-day public activities with the Cultural Centre building as a backdrop. The Public library is connected to the lake front development through a war memorial and an active public plaza.
CnT was among the selected finalists