GBA 2016/2017 CYCLE

The fourth cycle of the Geoffrey Bawa Awards for Excellence in Architecture was launched on 23rd July 2016  at the relocated and reconstructed Ena De Silva House adjoining the premises of the historic Geoffrey Bawa Gardens in Lunuganga, Bentota.

The  entries will be  judged by an independent panel of judges appointed by the Geoffrey Bawa Trust. 

Archt. Mok Wei Wei – The  principal architect of W Architects, Singapore. He is professor in Practice of the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore and is often invited as a jury member for design competitions and awards.  In 2012, he was a member of the Grand Jury at the World Architectural festival.

Archt. D. H. Wijewardena – The Senior Vice President of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at University of Moratuwa and University of Sri Jayawardenapura and now he is serving in this capacity at the city School of Architecture, Colombo.

Ms. Sharmini Pereira  -  The founder and Director of Raking Leaves and the Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design. She was the Guest Curator at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, in 2014 and for the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2010. In 2006 she co-curated the first Singapore Biennale and has written and lectured about South Asian contemporary art for the last 20 years.

Mr. Ward Beling –  Trustee the Geoffrey Bawa and Lunuganga Trusts. He will chair the Board of Judges in the 2016/2017 cycle.