Proposed Wetland Awareness Center

Hiranya Thiranagama
Sri Lanka

Project idea

This project was a proposal for a wetland awareness center in Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte. The Wetland Awareness Center proposed for Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte aims to serve as a focal point for environmental education, conservation awareness, and community engagement. Situated within the rich wetland ecosystem of Kotte, the center will promote understanding and appreciation of wetland habitats while fostering stewardship and sustainable management practices.

Project description

Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte, the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, is home to diverse wetland ecosystems that play a vital role in supporting biodiversity, regulating water cycles, and providing ecosystem services to local communities. This project proposal aims to establish a Wetland Awareness Center in Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte to raise awareness, promote conservation, and foster community engagement in wetland protection and management.

Raise awareness about the importance of wetlands for biodiversity conservation, water resource management, and climate resilience.
Provide educational programs, workshops, and exhibitions on wetland ecology, bird watching, and environmental sustainability.
Engage local communities, schools, and youth groups in hands-on conservation activities and citizen science initiatives.
Promote responsible tourism and eco-friendly practices among visitors to wetland areas in Kotte.

The design concept revolves around harmonizing with the natural landscape while creating functional spaces for education, research, and recreation. Emphasis is placed on utilizing eco-friendly materials, maximizing natural light and ventilation, and incorporating elements of traditional Sri Lankan architecture.

Sustainable Design and Operations:
Rainwater harvesting systems and bio-filtration ponds for water conservation and habitat enhancement.
Solar panels and passive design strategies to minimize energy consumption and carbon footprint.
Indigenous landscaping with native plant species to promote biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.

The establishment of a Wetland Awareness Center in Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte represents a significant opportunity to promote environmental stewardship, biodiversity conservation, and community engagement in wetland habitats. The design proposal for the Wetland Awareness Center in Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte embodies a holistic approach to environmental stewardship, cultural heritage preservation, and community empowerment. By creating a dynamic and inclusive space for learning, exploration, and conservation, the center seeks to inspire a deeper connection with wetland ecosystems and foster collective action towards their sustainable management and protection. This design proposal represents a collaborative effort between architects, environmentalists, community stakeholders, and conservationists, aimed at creating a landmark destination for environmental education and advocacy in Sri Lanka.

Technical information

Structural Goals
Efficient Building Design
• Planningfor Sustainable Infrastructure in Resilient neighborhood
• Aneighborhoodandsite-responsive design
• Using thestructure to implement passive design principles
• To mitigate the urbanization's effects on natural ecosystems and the function of the
• TheIntegration of Renewable Energyin Environmental Planning
• TheRole ofEnvironmentalPlanningin Air Quality Management
• Therole of EnvironmentalPlanning in Sustainable Land Use Planning
• Environmentally friendly lighting, daylighting, and the utilization of natural light to improve
the quality of the architecture
• Responses of materiality to sustainable design, relationship with local context, and

Copyright © 2024 INSPIRELI | All rights reserved. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and use of cookies.