ARCASIA Forum 22: Dambulla, Sri Lanka

PARADIGM SYNERGY: ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, AND AI

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Arcasia Forum 22: Kandalama awaits

The ARCASIA Forum is a prestigious gathering of Asian architects and thinkers who exchange ideas on architecture and the environment. Held annually in a different member country, the forum fosters collaboration on critical regional issues. This year, the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects will host the event in the historic city of Dambulla.

venue

Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla

Well Wishes for ArcAsia Forum 22

Messages from Arcasia council members, organizers and dignitaries.

I am looking forward to the ARCASIA Forum in Kandalama. The choice of the venue depicts the most appropriate venue of a forum in a single location resembling the environment of “meeting under a tree”. I welcome all members to this exciting environmentally friendly venue in Kandalama, with equally exciting activities and speakers organised by SLIA in September. Let us all support this Forum showing the true spirit of ARCASIA.

Ar. Saifuddin Ahmad

President ARCASIA

On behalf of the OB of ARCASIA, it is my pleasure to extend a cordial invitation to architects from ARCASIA member countries to participate in the upcoming ARCASIA Forum 22, to be held amidst the stunning landscape of Kandalama, Sri Lanka. The forum guarantees an immersive experience in the architectural marvel created by Ar. Geoffrey Bawa, complemented by the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya.

Dr. Abu Sayeed M Ahmed

Immediate Past President of ARCASIA

“Superimposing this against the breathtaking natural beauty of Kandalama, held within the edifice of the legendary Geoffrey Bawa’s magnum opus, Forum22 promises to be an exciting week-long event with knowledge-gaining, discussions, meetings (for some!), networking, parties, tours and experiences all rolled into one.”

Ar. Dexter Y. P. Koh

Honorary Secretary

Rita Soh

Advisor

“I am looking forward to the ARCASIA Forum in Kandalama. I welcome all members to this exciting environmentally friendly venue in Kandalama, with equally exciting forums and speakers organised by SLIA in September. Let us all support this event.”

Ar. Tan Pei Ing

Advisor

Can't wait for the Arcasia Forum 22 in Kandalama! This time, it's going to be extra special surrounded by nature. Calling all local and regional suppliers! Support SLIA and connect with Arcasia architects to expand your network and discover new opportunities. See you there!

Ar Ridha Razak

Treasurer of ARCASIA

ARCASIA Forum 22” will be an appropriate opportunity for us to rejoice and witness with excitement the mosaic of Asian architects’ talents and strength in an exotic place of the world. Many thanks to SLIA for organizing this event. We have full confidence in Sri Lankan architects and express our best wishes for an excellent and meaningful success in shape and substance of this Festival of Architects.

Ar Devendra Nath Gongal

Vice President ARCASIA Zone-A,
(Past President SONA and SAARCH)

ARCASIA FORUM 22 in Sri Lanka is the events that we have waiting for, it will take place in the scenic Central Province of Sri Lanka and will be hosted at the Heritance Kandalama hotel designed by the renowned Architect Geoffrey Bawa and it will held during 24th to the 28th September 2024. The Forum ‘theme is “Paradigm Synergy-Sustainability, Environment and AI” that include famous Architects to be a speaker during the events. I look forward to see, meet with and celebrate our ARCASIA family in one of the finest locations of our zone and it would be a truly memorable experience.

Ar. Saykhham Thammanosouth

ARCASIA Vice President Zone B

ARCASIA Forum 22 in Kandalama offers a perfect opportunity for our architects to meet in close proximity with the natural habitats to discuss on the architectural advancement in our Asian Regions especially on the development of our sustainable environment. The long history of Kandalama also reminds us the importance of developing architecture with respect to the culture and aspirations of our Asian people. It is expected that in this Forum 22, we will charter important roadmaps for the future of our Asian architecture.

Ar. Thomas Cheung

Vice-President (Zone C) ARCASIA

Hello brothers and sisters of Arcasia. After Boracay Philippines, it's now going to be in Kandalama , in Sri Lanka. We know how our brothers and sisters, Sri Lankans, prepare for special events, when they host its really something big! So register as soon as you can and see you in in Sri Lanka end of September. Take care.

Arc. Yolanda Rays

Past Chairperson ARCASIA

As we prepare and look forward to the ARCASIA FORUM 22 in Sri Lanka, the superb choice of location of this event is at Kandalama where the Maestro Geoffrey Bawa built his iconic masterpiece hotel. The challenge of present times is climate change and as we look at ways to mitigate its effects what better choice than in this environmentally appropriate location and hotel to ponder the way forward. I look forward to see, meet with and celebrate our ARCASIA family in one of the finest locations of our zone.

Ar./Planner Jahangir Khan

Past President ARCASIA

Kandalama being the selected location for forum promises to be an eye opener and inspiring venue for our ARCASIA family and delegates who will be enthralled by the magnificent setting of the venue. Famed by not only two UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural environment, it is also the location of one of the finest works of the great architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Heritance Kandalama which we are looking forward to be there.

Ar. TPr. Esa Mohamed

Past Chairman ARCASIA

Past President UIA

I must congratulate SLIA, Ar Russell Dandeniya – the Convenor and his Team for considering Geoffrey Bawa’s iconic Hotel at Kandalama for the ARCASIA Forum 22. A brave decision. I hope the ARCASIA Members will participate at this event. Looking forward to interacting with my colleagues and friends of many years ago. I wish ARCASIA Forum 22 all success.

Desamanaya’ Dr Surath Wickramasinghe

Past Chairman / ARCASIA

With the very appropriate themes for our time: Paradigm Synergy, Environment, Sustainability, and AI, the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects has organized a very purposeful conference related to the architecture profession in Asia. The next generation architects wishing to understand, relate, and partake in these meaningful discussions can use this platform to enhance their knowledge and skill set.

Ar. Sathirut Tandanand Hon. FAIA

Past President ARCASIA

I would like to congratulate SLIA for hosting the ARCASIA Forum 2024 at the incredible venue in Kandalama. We are more than eager to visit the incredible island nation, rich in historical heritage, as the backdrop to the exciting program of the Forum, organized by the SLIA. Let us all gather in Sri Lanka in September!

Ar. George Kunihiro FAIA, FJIA

Past President, ARCASIA

In the spirit of Sri Lanka’s traditional “Ayubowan”, I extend a warm welcome to all members of the ARCASIA fraternity to gather in our beautiful island nation from the 23rd to 28th of September 2024. Despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainties, we stand resilient, ready to embrace the opportunity to come together and celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of architecture.

Archt. Rohana Bandara Herath, FIA (SL) President (2023-2025)

SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

I am thrilled and would like to commend the Arcasia Team and SLIA for selecting a highly relevant topic for the 22nd ARCASIA Forum. It promises to be an insightful discussion at one of Sri Lankas premier architectural venues, the Kandalama Hotel designed by the renowned Geoffrey Bawa. Kanadalama will provide a firsthand experience of sustainability and environmental integration while we explore the themes of " Paradigm Synergy: Environment, Sustainability and AI." This event will serve as an excellent platform for architects who are eager to learn and connect.

Archt. Mihindu Keerthiratne

Founder Chairman SAARCH
Past President SLIA

I am thrilled to extend my heartfelt congratulations on the 22nd ARCASIA Forum! This Forum promises to be a remarkable gathering of visionary minds in the field of architecture. I have no doubt that this conference will serve as a catalyst for new ideas, collaborations, and insights that will shape the future of our built environment. As you prepare for this exciting event, know that your efforts are greatly appreciated and eagerly anticipated by the architectural community. May this conference be a resounding success, paving the way for impactful discussions and transformative outcomes.

Arc. Rukshan Widyalankara.

Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

The last ARCASIA happened in Sri Lanka was when SLIA celebrated 50 years and that was in 2007 and I happened to be the president of SLIA. I am really glad and happy to be an advisor to the organizing committee of SLIA for this years ARCASIA EVENT after 17 years. I wish all the participants and guarantee a successful event in the hands of our energetic convener Ar. Russell Dandeniya.

Ar. Jayantha Perera

Past chairman of ACAE

Past Deputy Chairman Zone -ARCASIA

Past Chairman SAARCH

Past President-SLIA

Current President- CCISL

Current Chairman- GBCSL

It's incredibly exciting to share with you all that the "ARCASIA Forum 22" is being hosted in Srilanka, on 23-28th Sep 2024. The event promises to be as enchanting as the host nation with its breathtaking spots and unique culture. Add to this, the choice of venue in "The Heritance Kandalama " and you surely have a "not to be missed" event!

Ar.Thushar Sogani

Jr.VP-IIA

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DATE MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
DAY 01 - MONDAY, 23RD SEP 2024

ARRIVAL

TOUR 02 - OLD COLOMBO

TOUR 02 - OLD COLOMBO
DAY 02 - TUESDAY, 24TH SEP 2024

Office bearers meeting

Committee Meetings

TOUR 03 - COLOMBO, BEYOND COLONIAL

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION (AAA, ACGSA, ACSR, ACYA & SPONSOR STALLS)

TOUR 03 - COLOMBO, BEYOND COLONIAL

TOUR 03 - COLOMBO, BEYOND COLONIAL

Fellowship Meeting & Dinner

DAY 03 - WEDNESDAY, 25TH SEP 2024

TOUR 05 - GALLE, SOUTHERN COAST

COUNCIL MEETING - DAY 1

TOUR 05 - GALLE, SOUTHERN COAST

TOUR 05 - GALLE, SOUTHERN COAST

welcome dinner

DAY 04 - THURSDAY, 26TH SEP 2024

TOUR 05 - GALLE, SOUTHERN COAST

COUNCIL MEETING - DAY 2

TOUR 05 - GALLE, SOUTHERN COAST

TOUR 05 - GALLE, SOUTHERN COAST

ARCASIA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE

DAY 05 - FRIDAY, 27TH SEP 2024

FORUM - DAY 01
KEYNOTE SPEECH – INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT SPEAKER
FORUM CONT...

TOUR 08 - MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

LUNCH
KEYNOTE SPEECH – INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT SPEAKER
FORUM CONT...

TOUR 06 - SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS

TOUR 08 - MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

FORUM DINNER

TOUR 08 - MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 06 - SATURDAY, 28TH SEP 2024

FORUM DAY 02
KEYNOTE SPEECH – INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT SPEAKER
NATIONAL INVESTOR FORUM

TOUR 07 - PIDURANGALA HIKE

TOUR 10 - POLONNARUWA ANCIENT CITY

LUNCH
FORUM CONT...

TOUR 09 - MIHINTALE AND KALUDIYA POKUNA

TOUR 10 - POLONNARUWA ANCIENT CITY

TOUR 13 - CULTURAL NIGHT AT KANDALAMA

TOUR 10 - POLONNARUWA ANCIENT CITY

FRIENDSHIP NITE

DAY 07 - SUNDAY, 29TH SEP 2024

ARCHITECTS GUIDED TOURS

TOUR 04 - KANDY, THE CULTURAL CAPITAL

TOUR 04 - KANDY, THE CULTURAL CAPITAL

TOUR 04 - KANDY, THE CULTURAL CAPITAL

Arrival
TOUR 02 - COLOMBO | OLD COLOMBO
DATE: September 23rd 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M - 03:30 P.M
Office Bearers Meeting
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
Committee Meetings ACAE
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
Committee Meetings ACGSA
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
Committee Meeting ACPP
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
Committee Meeting ACSR
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
COMMITTEE MEETINGS ACYA
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
AAA, ACGSA, ACSR, ACYA & Sponsor Stalls
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
TOUR 03 - COLOMBO | BEYOND COLONIAL
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 12:00 A.M - 7:00 P.M
Opening of the Exhibition
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 2:00 P.M
Fellowship Meeting & Dinner
DATE: September 24th 2024
TIME: 7:00 P.M
TOUR 05 - GALLE | SOUTHERN COAST
DATE: September 25th - SEPTEMBER 26th 2024
TIME: 7:30 A.M - 7:00 P.M (NEXT DAY)
Council Meeting Day 01
DATE: September 25th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
Welcome Dinner
DATE: September 25th 2024
TIME: 7:00 P.M
TOUR 05 - GALLE|SOUTHERN COAST
DATE: September 25th - September 26th 2024
TIME: 7:30 A.M (Previous Day) - 7:00 P.M (Current Day)
Council Meeting Day 2
DATE: September 26th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
Arcasia Awards for Architecture
DATE: September 26th 2024
TIME: 7:00 P.M
TOUR 08 - MINNERIYA NATIONAL PARK
DATE: September 27th 2024
TIME: 6:00 A.M - 6:30 P.M
TOUR 11 - AROUND DAMBULLA
DATE: September 27th 2024
TIME: 9:00 A.M - 2:00 P.M
Forum - Day 01
DATE: September 27th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
TOUR 06 - SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS
DATE: September 27th 2024
TIME: 2:00 P.M
TOUR 13 - CULTURAL NIGHT AT KANDALAMA
DATE: September 27th 2024
TIME: 6:30 P.M - 9:30 P.M
FORUM - DINNER
DATE: September 27th 2024
TIME: 7:00 P.M
TOUR 07 - PIDURANGALA HIKE
DATE: September 28th 2024
TIME: 7:00 A.M - 10:30 A.M
TOUR 10 - POLONNARUWA ANCIENT CITY
DATE: September 28th 2024
TIME: 8:30 A.M - 6:00 P.M
FORUM - DAY 02
DATE: September 28th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
FRIENDSHIP NITE
DATE: September 28th 2024
TIME: 10:00 A.M
TOUR 09 - MIHINTALE AND KALUDIYA POKUNA
DATE: September 28th 2024
TIME: 2:30 P.M - 6:00 P.M
TOUR 13 -CULTURAL NIGHT AT KANDALAMA
DATE: September 28th 2024
TIME: 6:30 P.M - 9:30 P.M
ARCHITECTS GUIDED TOURS
TOUR 04 - KANDY|THE CULTURAL CAPITAL
DATE: September 29th - September 30th 2024
TIME: 7:00 A.M (Present Day) - 7:00 P.M (Next Day)

Accommodation

Immerse yourself in Sri Lankan hospitality during the ARCASIA Forum. A limited number of rooms are available at the iconic Kandalama Hotel, designed by Geoffrey Bawa.

We also offer a variety of stylish villas, boutique hotels, and resorts in the surrounding area to suit all preferences. Register early to secure your preferred accommodation.

HERITANCE KANDALAMA

Available Dates

September 23rd - 29th, 2024
(Maximum 6 nights)

Occupancy

Single Occupancy
Twin Sharing / Double

Room Rate (per night)

USD 150 (Bed & Breakfast Basis)

transportation

ROUNDTRIP AIRPORT TRANSFERS

International Airport to Kandalama and the recommended hotels


(If you will be accompanied by another person, the transport cost will be shared. Please provide the accompanying person's details during registration.)

PRICE

USD 150

*     Airport transfers are mandatory for all attendees and are payable with the
conference registration fee. This is to ensure safe, and reliable logistical arrangements.          *

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TOURS

Embark on an enriching journey through Sri Lanka with ARCASIA Forum Tours. Experience thrilling wildlife safaris in Wilpattu, marvel at UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Sigiriya and Dambulla, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Kandy. Register now to uncover hidden gems and reserve your spot!

Minneriya tour
Sigiriya rock fortress tour
Kandy tour

Explore Sri Lanka

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island's cultural treasures, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant wildlife.

Sports Fiesta

Join the ARCASIA 2024 Sports Fiesta for an exhilarating experience! Network with peers in a lively atmosphere. Compete in cricket, futsal, badminton, and golf. Strengthen bonds and make memories in Sri Lanka. Don't miss this chance for fun, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments!