Geoffrey Bawa is arguably the best architect the island of Sri Lanka has produced. He was born in the year 1919. And he is known to be the principal force behind the concept of ‘tropical modernism’.  This veteran architect passed away on the 27th of May 2003, leaving behind a collection of impressive masterpieces that attests to the incredible talent and skill that he possessed.

Among his notable works, the Lunuganga Estate in Bentota is quite famous. It was his very own country house. This majestic estate was consistently developed by him for forty years, until his death.

Geoffrey Bawa and His Masterpieces in Sri Lanka

The regal Sri Lankan Parliament Complex which is located in Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is yet another impressive masterpiece that was created by Geoffrey Bawa. This picturesque building complex is beautifully surrounded by the glistening waters of Duyawanna Oya.

Geoffrey Bawa and His Masterpieces in Sri Lanka

The Seema Malaka, which is a famous place of meditation located in Colombo, was also designed by this iconic architect. The funds for the project were donated by a Muslim businessman named S.H. Moosajee.


Several prominent hotels in Sri Lanka were designed by Geoffrey Bawa too. These stunning establishments are greatly admired by the countless numbers of tourists who visit the island. Places like Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle, The Blue Water Hotel and Resort in Wadduwa as well as the Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla are his incredible works of art.

Geoffrey Bawa

Geoffrey Bawa designed beautiful buildings in countries like India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Egypt and Fiji. This famous architect was indeed well loved all over the world.

Geoffrey Bawa and His Masterpieces in Sri Lanka Geoffrey Bawa and His Masterpieces in Sri Lanka

When you are traveling in the island of Sri Lanka with Green Holiday Centre you will be able to visit some of the most prominent buildings that were designed by Geoffrey Bawa with great ease.


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