Relocation of the Ena de Silva house from Colombo to Lunuganga

An Endless Conversation

architecture and conservation

Bawa’s view of the past was very much as something in a continuum with the future and like Janus, he looks
back as he looks ahead to draw from buildings, ideas and methods of the past to innovate and incorporate contemporary approaches to design. How might such a view factor into conversations about historical buildings, architectural conservation and how we weave the fabric of the past into our future visions of cities and buildings?












A Closer Look:
Archives and Conservation with Udaya Hewawasam



Saturday, 19 February
The Stables, Park Street Mews, Colombo 02

The Geoffrey Bawa Trust welcomes Conservator and exhibition consultant Udaya Hewawasam to a discussion about the challenges of conserving and recuperating archival materials, especially in the context of the Sri Lankan climate. Particular attention will be given to the strategies used in It is Essential to be There, which allowed over 30 original paper documents to be presented to the public.






Thursday, 17 March
11:15 a.m. SLST

The Stables, Park Street Mews,
Colombo 02

Limited capacity for all events, register via our Eventbrite page

Archiving Architecture: Relocation of Ena de Silva House


Join architect Amila de Mel, heritage conservationist Dr Nilan Cooray, architect K.K.G. Lakmali, and Joe Fernando, consultant QS and project manager  to discuss the process of shifting this important urban house from Colombo to its current location at Lunuganga in Bentota.

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