Sunday, May 3, 2009

Geoffrey Bawa commemoration week- May 24th to May 31st

Geofrey Bawa is considered to be the sage of Sri Lankan Architecture. His work not only spawned a new generation of Sri Lankan Architects but went on to become a new movement through out the whole of Asia.

Bawa’s style is the ultimate culmination of west meeting the east, responding to the flow of spaces, the environment and giving significance to the indigenous culture not seen in many of his contemporaries, Bawa deviated the modernist pathway into creating a more intimate piece of work which is more closer to the hearts of the inhabitants of Sri Lanka.

Starting his practice at the age of 38 he built prolifically for the next 25 years of his life, not only in Sri Lanka but in other countries such as Indonesia, India and even Singapore.

Geoffrey Bawa commemoration week will be held from May 24th to May 31st

Friday 27th May 2009, 6.00 p.m. SriLanka Foundation Institute (Free Entrance)
Annual Geoffrey Bawa Memorial Lecture,
by Singaporean Architect Mok Wei Wei

Exhibition Celebrating the Late Bevis Bawa’s 100th Birth Anniversary ( Entrance free )
Bevis Bawa’s Art at the Studio Gallery Tuesday 24th May to 31st May ‘09

Exhibitions from 24th May to 31st May 2009 ( Free Entrance )
Barefoot - Lunuganga in Black and White, Photography by Dominic Sansoni

Open days at no.11, Geoffrey Bawa’s Colombo
Residence 26th, 28th,31st May 2009 (Free Entrance)

Open Day at Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa’s Country Estate
24th May ’09 ... (Entrance Free of Charge)
25th May to 31st May (50% discount on entrance charge)

Bawa & Beyond Bawa Tours conducted by Architect Channa Daswatte....
29th May 2009 - Parlaiment & Beyond Bawa houses of Architects

30th May 2009 - Colombo Tour of Bawa & Beyond Bawa

31st May 2009 - Lunuganga , Breif Garden & a Geoffrey Bawa designed House down South with morning tea at Brief and lunch at Lunuganga