Market Complex

Kandy Road, Trincomaleefor Trincomalee Urban Council

Funded by USAID and implemented by ‘People In Need’ (Czech Republic NGO) for Trincomalee Urban Council, saw the transformation of an existing ad-hoc ‘pola’-market by upgrading & integrating the existing building with the new buildings. This creates a large open public space lined partly by the building blocks and partly by Araliya trees in rubble troughs providing informal seating. Large verandahs connect the building blocks as transitional spaces from the public interactive courts to more private trade stalls. Economical considerations in terms of materials and maintenance was taken into account to make this a sustainable community scheme.