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Geoffrey Bawa

Highly personal in his approach, evoking the pleasures of the senses that go hand in hand with the climate, landscape, and culture of ancient Ceylon, Geoffrey Bawa brought together an appreciation of the Western humanist tradition in architecture with needs and lifestyles of his own country. Bawa has exerted a defining influence on the emerging architecture of independent Sri Lanka and on successive generations of younger architects. His ideas have spread across the island, providing a bridge between the past and the future, a mirror in which people can obtain a clearer image of their own evolving culture.

In 2001, Geoffrey Bawa received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture Chairman's Award for his lifetime achievement. 

Rights to use the descriptions, images and drawings in this collection have been generously granted by the Geoffrey Bawa Trust.

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