The Geoffrey Bawa Architecture Tour
July 4th – 14th July 2020
Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa is the developer of the Tropical Modern style and considered to be Asia’s Frank Lloyd Wright. This trip is ideal for architects, decorators or anyone who appreciates good design.
We arrive at the Galle Face – one of Asia’s most celebrated colonial-era grand hotels. We visit Bawa House in Colombo, take in the magnificent gardens of Lunaganga, Bawa’s weekend retreat. We stay at award-winning Bawa hotels – Blue Water and The Lighthouse – in the heritage-listed trading port of Galle. Many of the old Dutch trading warehouses are being lovingly restored, so it is a hub of design and renovation. We have lunch at the incredible luxury villas of Claughton House.
Back up the coast to Kandy, the capital of what was Ceylon. The Temple of the Tooth is one of the world’s pre-eminent Buddhist ceremonies. We spend two nights based at the Bawa inspired Dambulla Lake while exploring the ancient cave temples and hill fort in the Cultural Triangle. Best for last is a tour of the Hotel Heritance Kandalama – the most celebrated work of Geoffrey Bawa. It is cut into a cliff face and covered in Jungle. Our last night is in the Bawa Inspired Negombo Blue which is only 20 minutes from the airport.