National Trust of Guyana

Bank of Guyana

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Location: Robbstown (Company Path), Georgetown

Classification: Governmental

Period/ Year Built: 1966

Historical Background / Description:

The Bank of Guyana serves as Guyana’s central bank; it is located at the junction of Avenue of the Republic and North Road, Robbstown, Georgetown. This five-storey building was designed by Watkins and Partners, A.R.I.B.A. The building was officially opened on October 11, 1966 by Governor-General Sir Richard Luyt. The structure sits on the site where the Assembly Rooms once stood. The five-storey building accentuates modern features unlike other colonial buildings during the time of its construction. Architectural features include large windows and metal shading devices. The structure is devoid of decorations, an architectural practice associated with the ‘function follows form’ theory of building design.