Thilina Liyanage’s observation deck is a tribute to the beauty of Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.
Thilina Liyanage's observation deck at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka takes the appearance of a grazing deer, with its magnificent form appearing larger than life, using a combination of hardwood and bamboo.
The observation deck is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka and is not only a symbol of the park and its wildlife but also a tribute to the country’s rich and diverse wildlife.
The 15-foot-tall eco-friendly deck offers a breathtaking view of the Yala National Park, which is home to Sri Lankan Elephants, Leopards, and a variety of other wild creatures and aquatic birds.
The observation deck complements Liyanage's nature-inspired design concept. Her designs are organic and natural and provide shelter and beauty to the natural environment. The observation deck is designed to be a safe space for people to enjoy the park and watch the animals.
They are inspired by the exquisite shape of the Sambar deer and are meant to evoke visions of a deer in the forest, with their distinctive shape and intricate patterns.
The deck has a split stairway that connects at a landing directly above the deer's head and can accommodate up to ten people.