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Filling Station and Motel at Ampara // Damith Premathilake Architects

Ampara, Sri Lanka

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When initiating the project, the architect has encountered several challenges and created an elegant structure which will definitely be a little landmark in this suburban landscape. The fact has been proven as it’s 3D design reached within the top 5 Modern Filling Stations in the world.

The narrow and flat site is located along the Ampara and Kandy highway a kilometre away from Ampara, a remote city situated in the east coast of Sri Lanka.

© Damith Premathilake Architects

© Damith Premathilake Architects

The design is sculptural in its nature and yet thoughtful in its detailing. Despite being constructed predominantly by concrete the structure appears delicate due to the strategically placed voids in the façade. The scheme combines commercial and residential functions and places them under one architectural umbrella. The beauty of the project lies mainly in the simplicity of the planning.

© Damith Premathilake Architects

© Damith Premathilake Architects

The ground level functions as a service station while the above floors facilitate the requirements of the motel. The visitors in the above floors have access to the exterior via balconies to enjoy the picturesque views of the suburban landscape. Aesthetically it is charming and architecturally it is a well-designed scheme.

© Damith Premathilake Architects

© Damith Premathilake Architects

Unlike other projects of this nature this design is humble to its natural context..

© Damith Premathilake Architects

© Damith Premathilake Architects

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