SRI LANKA ARCHITECTURE TRIP
Geoffrey Bawa and beyond....
Here's a short video highlighting our seven day architecture trip to Sri Lanka which focused on the architecture of its most prolific architect – Geoffrey Bawa - and the built heritage that inspired him. #SLWithThreeFlaneurs
Bawa & More
Tour highlights include:
Visit Bawa’s Colombo residence and the country's Parliament Complex~ that he designed.
Stay at a gorgeous beach-side boutique hotel in Bentota designed by Bawa on the beautiful south coast.
Visit Lunuganga, Bawa’s weekend home and lifelong project and his brother's garden that inspired his career.
Attend a talk and interact with the team at an award-winning local contemporary architecture practice - Palinda Kannangara Architects
Visit Lighthouse Galle another brilliant beach-side hotel designed by Bawa.
Explore two of Sri Lanka's magnificent World Heritage Sites - the Golden Temple of Dambulla and the Dutch Fort in Galle - that show the architectural importance of Sri Lanka since as far back as the first century BCE.
Stay at the Kandalama Hotel, one of the best examples of Bawa's skill in adapting design to suit environment.
The tour will include accommodation at some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka on Full Board Basis as per our itinerary & all transport in a private AC Luxury Coach with English-speaking local guide.
A Specialist Architecture Guide from #ThreeFlaneurs who is well-versed with Sri Lanka & its Architecture will accompany the group
Sri Lanka Itinerary
Day 00 | FLIGHT
Evening / Night flight to Colombo
DAY 01 | COLOMBO : ORIENTATION
Start of Tour : Morning arrival and pick-up at Bandaranaike International Airport, followed by a General Tour Introduction, and a half-day Colombo city tour
DAY 02 | COLOMBO
Explore multiple projects in the city designed by Geoffrey Bawa; studio visit of award-winning local architecture practice - Palinda Kannangara Architects
DAY 03 | MATARA / GALLE
Explore the sprawling campus of the University of Ruhuna in the southern city of Matara (designed by Geoffrey Bawa); visit a recently completed residential project by Palinda Kannangara Architects; followed by half-day self-exploration of the Galle Dutch Fort by foot (here you can see some interesting adaptive re-use projects within the historic urban fabric within the fort walls)
DAY 04 | GALLE / BENTOTA
Visit the iconic Lighthouse Hotel Galle (designed by Geoffrey Bawa) and explore multiple tourism-related projects designed by Geoffrey Bawa in the beautiful beach-side town of Bentota
DAY 05 | BENTOTA
Attend guided tours of two of Sri Lanka's best private gardens - Lunuganga Estate & Brief Garden - in the outskirts of Bentota
DAY 06 | DAMBULLA
Visit the historic Golden Temple of Dambulla before heading to spend a night at Bawa's iconic Kandalama Hotel, an truly magical property in an enchanting location.
DAY 07 | COLOMBO^
Explore the iconic Unesco World Heritage Site designated - Ancient City of Sigiriya (Optional activity at additional cost)
^ Return to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport : End of Tour