Contemporary Sri Lanka on Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th (a+u 590)
Architecture + Urbanism/Shinkenchiku-sha ,2019
This instalment examines the works of new, emerging Sri Lankan architects on the anniversary of what would have been Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th year. Recognised as one of the most influential Asian architects of his generation, Bawa’s masterpieces have had a lasting influence on the style known globally today as “tropical modernism”. For this special feature, nineteen projects were selected and structured into three topics that reflect the architecture of contemporary Sri Lanka, relevant to its economic, social, and cultural situation today. Besides a number of private residences and holiday homes, it includes Galle Fort Hotel, Ambepussa Community Library, office buildings, and more.