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Bawa House, at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1958 to 1968.|
Sri Lanka Parliament, at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1977 to 1980.
(b. Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), 1919; d. Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 27, 2003)
"Bawa finally qualified as an architect in 1957 at the age of thirty-eight and returned to Ceylon to take over what was left of Reid's practice. He gathered together a group of talented young designers and artists who shared his growing interest in Ceylon's forgotten architectural heritage, and his ambition to develop new ways of making and building. ...
"The practice established itself as the most respected and prolific in Sri Lanka, with a portfolio that included religious, social, cultural, educational, governmental, commercial and residential buildings, creating a canon of prototypes in each of these areas. It also became the springboard for a new generation of young Sri Lankan architects. "
Recipient of the for 2001.
|Resources||Sources on Geoffrey Bawa|
"", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 149, 2003.0604, pN1.1.
"", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 84, 2002.0130, pN1.1.
"", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 81, 2001.0905, pN1.3.
David Robson. Geoffrey Bawa: The Complete Works. London: Thames & Hudson, November 2002. ISBN 0500341877. Available at Amazon.com
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