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“Architectural Modernism in Sri Lanka Geoffrey Bawa 1919…2003 Valentine Gunasekara 1931 …” Exhibition

ArCHIAM’s Associate member Dr. Nishan Rasanga Wijetunge curated the exhibition “Architectural Modernism in Sri Lanka: Geoffrey Bawa 1919…2003, Valentine Gunasekara 1931” that took place from 30/08 to 29/10, 2017 at the ACC research and Archive, Sri Lanka.

As Korea and Sri Lanka celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries in this year, commemorative exhibition on Sri Lankan Modern Architecture was opened on 31st August at ACC Library Park.
The show exhibits selected works by two modern masters-architects of Sri Lanka, Geoffrey Bawa and Valentine Gunasekara. The former dwelt on the island’s architectural traditions to establish the retrospective Neo-Regionalism, is now regarded as having been one of the most important and influential Asian architects of the twentieth century. The latter in his quest for human egalitarianism, adapted a progressive style of Modern Expressionism and is considered to be one of the most influential for the architecture of the country’s post-independent period.