Commercial bank is bay far one of the best banks in Sri Lanka as well as in the South-East Asian region. When the director board requested us to design their green building and the regional branch in Trincomalee we wanted to do a design that is a complete turnaround in this type of building.
For the first time we realized that large numbers of people of Trincomalee are queuing outside the existing bank in order to do their daily business. The second thing we t=realized was the extreme heat and dry climate of the area.
We decided to create a ‘Garden Environment’ throughout the whole bank whereby it will be serendipity to discover such a garden after entering a lightweight aluminium box.
The immediate coolness of the environment set against a polished black granite floor would reflect the quadruple height atrium. The stone seating was also set around tress and water ponds and bring about a sense of relaxation to the busy and stressed out customers.