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from Samantha Brown

Stunning Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. Located off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the Maldives.

Most of Sri Lankas endemics are forest denizens, including the secretive Chestnut-backed Owlet (Craig Robson)

from LafargeHolcim Foundation website

Post-War: Collective: Post-War Collective Community library and

Following over 25 years of civil war, the reintegration of young soldiers is one of the great challenges Sri Lanka faces. This Community Library provided young men from underprivileged backgrounds with construction training during the implementation of the building. The slender building with a footprint of 1,400 sq m sits lightly in the landscape and wraps around an inner courtyard, taking full advantage of cross ventilation and daylighting. Rammed-earth walls and recycled materials reduce…