Geoffrey Bawa – the 20th century God of Architecture and a citizen of Sri Lanka. The founding father behind what is now globally known as tropical modernism. He left his footprints all around the world and was one of the most influential and renowned Asian architects of his era.
Tropical Modernism is a form of architecture that favors wide open spaces, increased ventilation, a focus on local resources, and building materials with cooling factor. The signature work of Bawa also included white abstract forms and horizontal rooflines. His works include houses, hotels, schools, clubs, offices and government buildings; spread all over the world including Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Japan, Pakistan, Fiji, Egypt and Singapore.
Now over a decade after his death, his works still create waves amongst architecture lovers and experts around the world.
If you are a fan of architecture and design, you definitely need to visit Sri Lanka to view his most famous and iconic designs. Visit the Last House in Tangalle, Lunuganga Estate in Bentota, the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Bawa’s House in Colombo, Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla, Heritance Ahungalla Hotel in the fishing village of Ahungalla and Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel in Galle. Experience what makes them some of the most unique and beautiful pieces of architecture in the world. Immerse yourself in the creative soul of Geoffrey Bawa in a way that you never experienced before.