Geoffrey Bawa Number 11
- Address: Geoffrey Bawa Number 11, 00300, 33rd Ln, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
- Phone: +94-112589212
- Ticket Price: 1000 INR
- Time Required: 00:40 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture
Deshamanya Geoffrey Manning Bawa was a renowned Sri Lankan architect who nearly single handedly formed the style known as tropical modernism. The unassuming looking house is where he stayed for 40 years. It incorporates many of his influences. His bedrooms and office have been kept as he used them. You'll see his vintage cars, a collection of art and sculpture, documents, drawings and other artefacts from his life. The house is also used as guest accommodation these days, so you can book a room here if you wish. That will give you access to the terrace.
- The house is open by appointment only.
- Monday – Friday : 10.00 am , 12 noon, 2.00 pm & 3:30 pm
- Saturday : 12 noon, 2.00 pm & 3:30 pm
- Sunday : 10.00 am
- Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
- Drive or walk to here.
- Campus Bus Stop
- British Council Bus Stop
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51.34% of people who visit Colombo include Geoffrey Bawa Number 11 in their plan
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Loved to have seen the work of Mr.Bawa where he lived and conceived his ideas. He wakes up to a double height window with a beautiful tree! Loved every aspect of his thought process in forming this stunning piece of Architecture.
Visited: Sep 7, 2018 This place is a must visit for Architects. The house is beautifully done with special importance given to placement of each and every item in the house. There are beautiful art works, batiks, imported furniture etc which give a aesthetic look to the house. The house is an amalgamation of outside space and inside space. To know what this means you have to visit this house. Pictures don't do justice. Need to book appointment in advance. It is a 45 minute guided tour inside the house.
Visiting one of my favorite Architects house was a dream come true moment for me. It was just like I had seen in photos and imagined it to be. Extremely well maintained place. Staff is helpful. One needs to book a tour of the house in advance on payment of certain fee. They show a small documentary first and then give you a tour of the house. House is filled with variety of artifacts. Taking photographs is allowed.
A must if you’re a fan of Mr. Bawa. The house is properly maintained and well-kept, the guide was friendly and informative. A must is a visit to the rooftop garden to get a view of Colombo and the entire property.
A much smaller but more personal collection of the lawyer architect Geoffrey Bawa. A good introduction prior to visiting his estate in Bentota.