Chinthaka Wickramage Associates – Sri Lanka Architects

Chinthaka Wickramage, Sri Lanka Architects, Sri Lankan Design Studio, Architect Office

Chinthaka Wickramage Associates, Sri Lanka

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Chinthaka Wickramage Associates – Contact Details

Chinthaka Wickramage Associates

Tel +94(11) 2826436
Fax +94(11)2820037
e-mail: chinthaka(at)wickramagearchitects.com
Website: www.chinthakawickramage.com

Address: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates, No: 23/16, Upananda Batugedara Mawatha, Chapel Lane, Nugegoda

Chinthaka Wickramage Associates Sri Lanka – About us

Firm Profile

History

Archt. Chinthaka Wickramage, after obtaining his Bachelor of Science honours degree in Built Environment from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, worked as an Assistant Architect under renowned Architect Anura Ratnavibhushana during his apprenticeship. He completed post graduate studies in London, obtaining his Masters from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL), University of London. After returning to Sri Lanka and working in the leading Architectural Firm Design Group Five (DG5) for several years, he set up Chinthaka Wickramage Associates in Association with Archt. Nileeka Senerath.

Philosophy

If one chooses to encapsulate our work one feature stands out: a free thinking yet functional conception of how buildings can work both inside and out. Though mindful of the traditions that have shaped Sri Lankan Architecture, we never allow them to become unbending rules, inhibiting our freedom to design or the comfort of those that will occupy that building. A keen awareness of light and colour, an in-depth knowledge of materials and surfaces, and a sharp sense of spatial proportion provide us with the requisite tools to realize our unique vision of architecture. In an urban environment, where costs often override aesthetics, shape, light and colour work seamlessly together to maximize space. In a rural setting, a vista or a breeze will be optimized against a lush garden or a private courtyard. We share an exciting vision of how architecture not only is, but how it can be, an environment for working and living with an eye to the past but both feet firmly planted in the future.

Scope of Services

We offer a complete consortium consultancy services package, with a talented and energetic young team of architects in association with other allied professionals. Our strong Multi Disciplinary Team Provides well integrated Design support from the Conceptual Stage of a project through Construction, ensuring total co-ordination of all Services. We provide a highly efficient Consortium service, comprising of Architectural, Structural/Civil Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Interior Designing, Cost Planning, Quantity Surveying, Project Management Services and Urban Design, which offers professional skills required for building projects of any magnitude. Experienced professionals who are leaders in there own fields aided by experienced support staff head the respective fields.

Awards – Selection

Canteen Recreaton and Rest Room Building, RPL Factory, Horana, Sri Lanka
RPL Factory Sri Lanka
photograph : Waruna Gomis

Chinthaka Wickramage Associates – Projects

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, chronological:

A House by a Marsh, Baddagana – 13 Nov 2013
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
House in Baddagana
photograph : Eresh Weerasuriya

This house, which is situated in the leafy suburb of Baddagana Pita-Kotte, is arrived at after traveling through a network of narrow winding roads, at the end of a gently sloping road. At arrival one is absorbed by the natural beauty of the terrain, with breathtaking views of the adjoining marshes and the lush green vegetation of Diyawanna Bird Sanctuary.

School by the Lagoon, Ampara, eastern Sri Lanka
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
School Building Sri Lanka
photograph : Waruna Gomis

School by the Lagoon – 12 Apr 2013
The Two thousand Four boxing day tsunami was the worst natural disaster to hit Sri Lanka in living memory. For a country already reeling from a two and a half decade old war the timing of the tsunami could not have been worse. The East and South coasts of Sri Lanka were totally devastated with 40,000 human casualities in addition to the colossal damage caused to the road network, bridges, harbours, schools etc.

Madiwela House, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Madiwela House
photograph from Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
Madiwela House Colombo
This new Sri Lankan house was designed for a doctor couple nearing retirement, who wanted to move into this small compact residence by a paddy field in suburban Colombo. This 150 square meter site was located at an end of a slope overlooking a panoramic view of paddy fields and distant trees.

Belihuloya Mountains House, Sri Lanka
Belihuloya Mountains House
photograph : Waruna Gomis
Belihuloya Mountains House
This Sri Lankan retirement home was designed as a ‘discreet hideaway look-out’ for clients who wanted to spend there retirement in quite solitude amongst the mountains. The house was built on stilts avoiding expensive retaining wall foundation systems to keep costs down as this was to be there second house. The House was built on stilts on reinforced concrete column and beam structure.

IFRC Community Centre, Sri Lanka
IFRC Community Centre
photograph : Kesara Rathnavibhushana
IFRC Community Centre
ar+d Emerging architecture awards 2011 : selected amongst 10 highly commended projects
This Building was designed as a community center for tsunami affected community of Thalalla, Mathara in Southern Sri Lanka. Located in a Buddhist temple premises the community center was donated by an international humanitarian organization international federation of red cross and red crescent societies as a token of gratitude towards the chief monk of the temple who helped Tsunami effected communities of Thalalla, Mathara in Southern Sri Lanka by providing food and lodging in the difficult days after the 2004 boxing day Tsunami.

Ceylinco Sussex College, Horana, Sri Lanka
Ceylinco Sussex College Horana
photograph : Waruna Gomis
Ceylinco Sussex College Horana
The Site is located in Horana, overlooking the paddy fields. The brief made the project a challenging task, as it required the school to be housed in one building with classes from grade one up to O/L, a science lab, staff rooms, toilet blocks, a play area and assembly hall- which could accommodate the entire school.

Poruwadanda Wooden Toy Factory, Sri Lanka
Poruwadanda Toy Factory
photograph : Waruna Gomis
Poruwadanda Wooden Toy Factory
The project was to build a Wooden Toy Factory on an abandoned Rubber estate, by a joint venture between a Norwegian investor and a Sri Lankan partner, with the toy products expected to be exported to the Nordic and Scandinavian Countries. The Norwegian client was to close down his wooden toy manufacturing facility in Czechoslovakia due to high labor cost in Europe and relocate the machinery and equipment to Sri Lanka.

Rocell Bathware Concept Centre Building Refurbishment, Nawala, Sri Lanka
Rocell Bathware Concept Centre Sri Lanka
photograph : Waruna Gomis
Rocell Bathware Concept Centre in Nawala
The architects’ brief was to “convert an existing dilapidated Car Showroom Service Centre, to a Rocell Bathware Concept Centre, an elegant and stylish living space, with the task of stimulating and inspiring visitors was a challenging task”. This Corner Block Site, bordering two roads, was once open to the Main Nawala Narahenpita road side only.

Canteen Recreaton and Rest Room Building, RPL Factory, Horana, Sri Lanka
RPL Factory Building
photograph : Waruna Gomis
RPL Factory Horana
This project was to design a Canteen, Recreation and Restroom building for Royal Porcelain Factory in Horana in a newly acquired six (06) perch block of land adjoining the Factory Premises. The Building was designed capturing the architectural idiom of the Factory building itself with a monitor roof in the centre. Due to space constraints the building was to be two leveled. The resultant section designed with a monitor roof in the centre enabled the restrooms and recreation room to be located in the mezzanine level overlooking partly double height canteen area.

Chinthaka Wickramage Associates Staff Information

Chinthaka Wickramage

Chinthaka Wickramage
B. Sc. (BE) Hons., M. Sc. (BE) London, AIA(SL)
Chartered Architect/Designer

Head of Chinthaka Wickramage Associates


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