His ‘tropical modernist style’ is reflected in the design of the property and its unique location between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga with both river and lagoon frontage.
Darren Darwin, general manager, Anantara Kalutara Resort, commented, “We are very proud to introduce this interactive journey. Geoffrey Bawa’s designs and architectural vision are integral to the guest experience. We welcome you to download the app and join us on an inspirational tour.”
Geoffrey Bawa, the father of Tropical Modernist architecture, began designing the resort in 1995. The main building highlights his signature aesthetic of sunlit, breezy structures at one with their surroundings.
The Anantara Kalutara guests see today is almost exactly as Bawa envisioned it. Function and form are experimented with to create airy, open spaces designed for the tropics.
An original masterpiece, Anantara Kalutara joins the many revered Bawa works around Sri Lanka that have come to define the nation.