The new Faculty of Technology (FoT) complex is part of a large education and technology zone in Pitipana. The Faculty provides undergraduates with a host of higher education opportunities in the fields of Engineering Technology, Biosystems Technology, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
A Design & Build joint-venture between Maga Engineering and Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (ECL), the complex was designed by ECL while MAGA undertook construction of the superstructure, and all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work, including setting up of necessary industrial machinery, equipment, and laboratory support systems.
The complex boasts a host of new laboratories, workshops and plants, lecture rooms, staff rooms, and canteens. the Faculty of Technology also features energy-efficient lighting and open designs that maximise natural light and ventilation. Minimising it’s environmental footprint, sewerage and waste treatment are managed within the premises, and rainwater harvesting facilities reduce maintenance costs while providing irrigation for the property. In this regard, the complex has obtained a Provisional Green Certificate (Silver Level) from the Urban Development Authority. The building envelop maximises natural views, light, and ventilation; allowing students and teachers to experience the building, surrounding landscape, and interior as fluid spaces. Architectural forms of the design have been inspired by nature, with the use of clay tiles of low absorptivity, and organic natural colours.
The Faculty of Technology in its new premises, will offer the best industry-focused, practical-oriented education, preparing undergraduates for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industries. The technology stream supports Sri Lanka’s developing and diversifying economy and the rising demand for STEM professionals.
The project was completed in March 2020, five months ahead of schedule.