A wetland system on reclaimed agricultural lands within the Dry Zone, provides the unique backdrop for Vil Uyan located within 5km of Lion Rock Sigiriya. Drawing from the local, rural traditions, the buildings grow not out, but into the landscape. The ‘habitats’ naturalized by local flora and fauna create the timelessness of a healthy ecosystem providing the setting for peace and tranquillity. With the first man-made lakes since King Parakramabahu’s era in the 11th century, these dwellings are built over water. Vil Uyana is a haven for those who wish to escape from everyday life and for those nature lovers who wish to indulge in their hobbies whilst pampering themselves in luxurious comfort.