“BLENDING THE FORCES OF CULTURE & NATURE TO EXPRESS SIDAMA’S CONTEXT” The Sidama Cultural Park (SCP) is a project to be implemented in Hawassa lakeshore, Gudumale site, having a total area of 34Heactars. The promoter of the project is Sidama Zone Administration with the Coordinating office of Sidama Culture, Tourism and Government Communication Affairs department. The project study includes master plan and buildings design led with a main theme of creating contextual identity through enhancing and promoting Cultural and Environmental Values for the purpose of social interaction and tourism. The park has 5 zones with distinct cultural and recreational functions that are set with detailed cultural, environmental and physical studies. The design is now under final stage.