Date(s) - 28/02/2021
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pennant Hills Community Center
Ceylon Society of Australia – First General Meeting 2021 At 6.30 PM on Sunday 28 February – Talk by Prianga de Fonseka
First General Meeting 2021
At 6.30 PM on Sunday 28 February
Venue: Pennant Hills Community Centre Hall,
Cnr. Ramsay Road (off Yarrara Road), Pennant Hills
Talk by Prianga de Fonseka
RIBA, Graduate in Architecture (UTS)
Principal Design Architect – Design Director.
will speak on
“The History and Development of Architecture
in Sri Lanka”.
Prianga will show how Architecture has progressed in Sri Lanka by highlighting significant examples of projects from the pre-historic era through to the present, comparing its evolution to other civilisations around the world.
The development of architecture in the present and recent past after the colonial period, and the influence of this era on traditional local architecture and how this was adapted to suit our tropical climate, is significant in the evolution of architecture of Sri Lanka.
The present era, incorporating the advances in technology, in engineering and with Sri Lanka’s economy accommodating tourism as its major earner, has led to a revolutionary new hospitality architecture based on its traditional architecture, before other countries around the world also changed to an architecture relevant to the architecture of their country, moving away from the American style high rise hotels that were prevalent in the early 1960s.
Recent architectural projects incorporating and designed to be in harmony with the surrounding landscape, as well as innovative engineering in “traditional” buildings, will also be presented.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All the Government quarantine guidelines will be applied and strictly adhered to by all those present at the premises.
Admission is FREE and by prior BOOKING ONLY!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendee numbers are limited and prior registration is required by email to Secretary Sunimal Fernando to firstname.lastname@example.org or by call to President Pauline Gunewardene on 0419 447665 .