The Design Guideline incorporates a set of instructions aiming to help designers via the consolidation of already existing national design regulations and standards and best international practices in one single document.
These sets of instructions are intended to cover the minimum design requirements for tourist accommodation facilities to help designers and builders to create facilities that are functional and aesthetic to tourists, all while leaving space for designers to come up with innovative and creative ideas.
The objective of the first consultation session held in Colombo on April 29th, 2022 was to engage members of the professional community to participate actively in co-creating and agreeing upon the content of the Guideline so the document is a holistic product of SLTDA, Sri Lanka’s professional stakeholders and the USAID initiative.
The initial draft of the “Design Guideline for Tourist Accommodation Facilities” was presented by PARTNER. Participants of the session included professionals who are actively involved in planning, designing and building tourism facilities such as the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, Green Building Council, Urban Development Authority, Institute of Town Planners, City School of Architecture, and Architecture Faculty of SLIIT.
Along with members from SLTDA, USAID PARTNER and USAID Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project, prominent persons of the architecture and engineering community participated in the consultation session, including:
Archt. Russell Dandeniya, President of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA)
Dr. Ranjith Perera, Head of the City School of Architecture (CSA)
Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake, Chairman of Green Building Council (GBC)
Eng. Upeksha Virajini, Green Building Council (GBC)
Prof. Lalith De Silva, Head of Department of Architecture at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
Plnr. Shaveen Silva, Enforcement Planner, Deputy Director officer (zone II), Urban Development Authority (UDA)
Plnr. Devsriyani Jayasudera, President, Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka (ITPSL)
Check the initial draft of the Design Guideline document via the following link for more: (LINK)!