5th Triennial Geoffrey Bawa awards for Excellence in Architecture 2019/2020


The Awards were conceptualised in 2007 to recognise and reward outstanding examples of contemporary Sri Lankan architecture. The Geoffrey Bawa Awards scheme is modelled on the awards scheme of the prestigious Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva, widely acknowledged as having had a significant impact on the architecture of developing countries. Deshamanya Bawa received the Aga Khan’s Special Award for a Lifetime’s Achievement in Architecture in 2001.

The winner of the fifth cycle will be announced at a gala ceremony that celebrates the winners and their work, to coincide with Geoffrey Bawa’s 101st birth anniversary. The winner will be awarded a sum of one million rupees, as in previous years. 

July 2021

Venue: Private

Shortlisted Projects

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted projects for the Fifth Cycle of the Triennial Geoffrey Bawa Awards for Excellence in Architecture.The Awards Ceremony, scheduled initially for July 23, 2020 has been postponed to July 2021 due to Covid-19. Stay tuned for more details.

This year's jury comprises Barry Bergdoll, Veranjan Kurukulasuriya, Swarna Mallawarachchi and Nadija Tambiah.

No. 12 Flower Road
Suresh Mudannayake
Image Credit - Suresh Mudannayake       

Cafe UFO
RAPA Chartered Architects
 Image Credit - RAPA Chartered Architects

Proposed Office Building for Colombo Municipal Council
Pulasthi Wijekoon Guruge & Ruwani Thusara Waidyasekara
Image Credit - Pulasthi Wijekoon Guruge & Ruwani Thusar Waidyasekara

Frame Holiday Structure at Imaduwa
Palinda Kannangara Architects
Image Credit - Palinda Kannangara Architects

Lanka Learning Centre
Image Credit -  Feat.Collective

Santhi Children Home
Associate Professorship of Architectural Design and Timber Construction
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Studio Apartment for Lavan
MMGS Architects
Image Credit - MMGS Architects

Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Nomadic Resort

Image Credit - Nomadic Resort