The Bawa Triangle

The Legacy of Geoffrey Bawa is immortal. To this date his masterpieces amaze the world and inspire thousands of young aspiring architects. Embedded in his work are snippets of clues that gives you a hint of his character, his inspiration and what kept his spark alive. Understand the legend, appreciate the art and inspire your senses on our quest to find Bawa and his circle of arts aficionados. 

Our starting point is at the stunning Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa, brother to Geoffrey. At Brief, learn about the early life of Bawa and understand his inspiration. Then, travel to the beautiful Lunuaganga, his country home where we deep dive into his work and understand the concept of tropical modernism. At the end of the tour, enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a scenic view across the garden. Our last stop for the day is at Bentota Beach Hotel; one of his best commercial work. Here, delve into the art circles he associated with including icons like Barbara Sansoni. Laki Senanayake, Ismath Raheem, Dominic Sansoni and Ena De Silva. At the end of the tour, enjoy a light beverage.

Price :
Only Tour : USD 202 per adult

Supplement for tour with a chartered architect : USD 187 per adult

Road Transfer USD 67 (per vehicle)

Number of guests : Minimum 2 and Maximum 15
Duration: Full day (6 hrs)
Difficulty: Easy

Suitable for children: Yes, if they are interested in architecture.

Meeting time: 9 AM  

Includes: Entrance to Brief Garden, entrance and lunch at Lunuganga, Bentota Beach Hotel tour, a soft beverage at Bentota Beach Hotel.

Things to Know :

  • Your Chartered Architect: Ashan Algama: Ashan Algama is Chartered Architect of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and holds a Master of Architecture & Environmental design from University of The West of England, UK. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) Enterprising, Inventive, and creatively independent he is a professional with over 12 years’ experience of streamlining architectural design process from conceptualization through overall project completion. With his experience in a myriad of project typologies, he strives to further progress and improve his creative sense in the field of architecture with every project he takes on. Ashan enjoys creating spaces that are dynamic, playful, and purposeful, and derives inspiration from nature, and technology to create progressive and innovative architecture. Art comes naturally to Ashan as he is actively involved in stage drama as well as being a talented musician.
  • What to wear or bring along: Your camera and yourself. Light comfortable clothing (sleeved tops or scarf, pants or skirt should be below the knee for temple visit) 
  • Important info: You will travel on this experience both by vehicle and by foot. 
  • Making the most of it: You are welcome to interact with your host and ask as many questions as you need. 
  • Cancellation Policy :

If cancelled before 7 days there is no cancellation charges

Bookings cancelled between 7 – 2 days prior to the tour, 50% cancellation applies

Booking cancelled within 48 hours before the tour, full cancellation applies