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Sustainable Co-living Community Hub at Ohiya, SriLanka

Part 2 Project 2021
Ironi Padmaperuma
City School of Architecture | Sri Lanka
obvious motive for such a mass emigration into cities is, to avoid being marginalized from the mainstream society due to very poor socio-economic status of estate Tamils in the totem pole. The project is an architectural intervention for socio-economic upliftment of upcountry estate Tamils.

The primary aim of this project is to create a series of sustainable buildings while developing a novel concept to merge the extra bated tea industry with the booming tourism industry while using their own Tamil culture to act as a much needed value addition to upcountry Tamil neighbourhoods.

This sustainable co-living community hub, consists of an abandoned tea factory (over 100 year old), up-cycled into a carefully designed tea manufacturing and promoting unit, a well- proportioned tourism facility centre with 30 chalets and an array of existing ‘line houses’,
which is redesigned and retrofitted with home stay facilities that cater tourism industry.

Ironi Padmaperuma


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