Monday, May 25, 2009

Flight of the Birds of Bundala: The Bundala Wildlife Park

Bundala wildlife park complex was completed in 2006, and is also one of the designs of Architect Sunil Gunawardena. The initial concept for the entire design, as the architect explains evolved through studying of the flight of birds.

Bundala is a bird watchers paradise, with the attention increasing on the Hambanthota development there is no doubt that more and more nature lovers will flock to this nature wonderland.

Perched on the highest point of the compound one would be able to see how these buildings are visible to the birds. The structures rise up from the bushes like dinosaurs of prehistoric times with the monolithic Zinc allum sheets which are the only elements visible.

The concrete decks and minimalistic finishes, the trademarks of the architect lingers on every nook, As the architect himself mentions, being true to himself at all times


Anonymous said...

This is one of the worst architectural design I've seen in a natural landscape. You can see huge artificial structure from anywhere of the park now. Those structures do not blend with the surrounding landscape. Anybody can see the unsuitability of the design even now, after few months from its completion. Nobody can blame the maintenance, many sections are already dilapidated due to natural causes.It is a good example for students.

Anonymous said...

This is really nice