The Centre was created to train staff of an NGO working with people inhabiting nearby ‘chars’. It is also rented out for conferences and events.
Offices, a library, meeting rooms, prayer and tea rooms are included in pavilion-like buildings surrounded by courts and pools. Structural elements are of the local hand-made brick construction and reinforced concrete. Finishes also include timber and stone. The naturally ventilated structures have green roofs. The Centre is located in an agricultural area susceptible to flooding, earthquakes and low-bearing soil.