Located in an economically underdeveloped area, rich with cultural and agricultural resources, the Gateway Center is a place for local farmers to collaborate and learn from each other as well as experts about innovative farming, food processing and extend conventional farming to include permaculture, organic food production and new sustainable cultivation practices. The building form is derived from a traditional structure known as “Machaan” - a timber platform, cantilevered from a tree and protected by the tree canopy. The building houses training center, collaboration space, an incubator, laboratories for food related research, administrative offices and gathering spaces. The enclosed multipurpose auditorium extends to the outdoor covered space and culminates into a terraced landscape that acts as an amphitheater. Productive landscape comprises of experimental farming and permaculture.