Monday, July 25, 2011

Geoffrey Bawa Award for Excellence in Architecture 2011

Archt. Thisara Thanapathy was the proud winner of the 2010/2011 Geoffrey Bawa Award for Excellence in Architecture at a glittering ceremony held at the Park Street Mews on Saturday, July 23. He won the award for his urban design ‘The Sarath Abeyrathne House’ having earlier been named in the honourable mention category for his other shortlisted creation ‘The Holiday Bungalow, Ulpatha’.
Archt Yudish Ganeshan was adjudged the first runner-up receiving Commendation for his post-tsunami Udayapuram school in Periyakallar. Richard Murphy Associates was the other among the eight shortlisted nominees to be chosen for Honourable Mention for the British High Commission building in Colombo.
The well-choreographed event saw two icons of design Ena de Silva Aluwihare and Barbara Sansoni Lewcock receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards and a keynote address by Booker prize winner Michael Ondaatje.

The eight shortlisted projects

Tuesday, July 12, 2011