Liberated Jaffna today recuperates gradually in the aftermath of 30 years of war and mayhem. Speculated revival of the city through reconstruction is yet to take place while actual development projects unfold at an extremely slow pace. In this context an initiative taken by HNB to build a regional office in Jaffna would undoubtedly spark a lot of momentum -preceded only by the reconstruction of the Jaffna public library- and pave the way for further development by making a powerful statement whilst setting a benchmark as a true partner in progress. In Post war architecture it is imperative that the proposed building design inherits the following characteristics. I. CULTURAL IDENTITY/SENSE OF BELONGING - A building with strong cultural identity in its architecture, to which the “Jaffna man” can relate to instilling a profound sense of belonging in a fragile post war social mindset. II. STRENGTH AND STABILITY - The building should also portray the strength and stability of the financial institution HNB is-being the very first of institutional buildings in the post war region. III. CONTEMPORARY DESIGN - Whist incorporating the above, the proposed design would be contemporary in its architecture and technology, embracing principles of sustainability and green design profoundly reflected in its appearance.