Mattegoda National Housing Scheme
Conceived during the period when the new open economy brought about rapid industrial development in the country, the Mattegoda Housing Scheme was a residential-led masterplan that gave rise to an urban regeneration in the suburban area of Mattegoda. The scheme, mandated by the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA), resulted in a marked increase in the suburban population which transformed the sparsely occupied, underdeveloped area into a small, thriving township. The brief included the overall master plan development and the design and construction supervision of 1200 housing units of multiple types and common amenities as well as infrastructure facilities including an external water supply system, a 150,000-gallon elevated water tower, a sewerage disposal system with a stabilization pond and an 8km road network with an integrated storm water disposal scheme in a total land area of 66 acres. One of the largest development projects at the time, the successful completion of the scheme allowed DG5 to gain visibility and prominence and establish itself as one of the leading architectural practices in the country.