Architecture for Humanity
Blighted by violence for the last 25 years, Sri Lanka has also created for itself a reputation as a source of highly original art, design and architecture.
During this tumultuous time, Anjalendran, born into a family of Jaffna Tamils and a student of Geoffrey Bawa, has managed to establish himself as one of the leading architects of Sri Lanka, and his work has garnered interest across Asia. Whether working with ample budgets or at rock bottom cost (as with his SOS Children's Village orphanages), his projects focus on not only creative buildings, but ' ?? la Frank Lloyd Wright ' also their landscaping, furniture and decoration.
Professor David Robson, an authority on Sri Lankan architecture, has created a comprehensive overview of his work. Anjalendran: Architect of Sri Lanka, is the result. Please join us for a conversation between Professor Robson and Anjalendran where they will discuss what it means to be, first and foremost, an architect of Sri Lanka.
Chelvadurai Anjalendran, Winner of the Hermann Gmeiner Silver Medal and the South Asian Architecture Commendation Award
David Robson, Professor, Center for Research and Development, University of Brighton