Architecture for Humanity UK - Challenges of Reconstruction in Post-tsunami Sri Lanka


Ian Goodfellow is a partner at Penoyre & Prasad LLP. In 1994 he spent a year in Sri Lanka working with the architect Geoffrey Bawa. After the 2005 tsunami he took a sabbatical to return and assist Sri Lankan architects Sumangala Jayatillaka and Amila de Mel on two reconstruction projects - the re-housing of 750 families of Komari on the East coast and the re-housing of 55 families near Tangalle, in the far South. He also visited a large number of other rebuilding projects and became interested in the complex political, social and financial processes surrounding these. In this talk he will use these projects to illustrate the successes he witnessed and the difficulties of delivering long term reconstruction in the short timescales often demanded by aid agencies, their sponsors and governments.


Ian Goodfellow, Penoyre & Prasad LLP


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