India wins four 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation announced recently where Indian bagged four awards in three categories. India’s Flora Fountain and three other landmarks in Mumbai are among the four sites that have been chosen from India.
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation were declared at a function held in Malaysia. Award of Merit has given to Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue and Our Lady of Glory Church. Award of Distinction has given to Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
A complete list of winners
Award of Distinction
• Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management, (Ahmedabad) India
• Keyuan Garden (Suzhou) China
• Nelson School of Music, (Nelson) New Zealand
Award of Merit
• Our Lady of Glory Church (Mumbai) India
• Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (Mumbai) India
• Tseto Goenpa (Paro) Bhutan
• Guyue Bridge (Zhejiang) China
• Lyttelton Timeball Station (Christchurch) New Zealand
• Flora Fountain (Mumbai) India
• Westpac Long Gallery (Sydney) Australia
• The 5s Classroom (Kew) Australia
• Liddell Bros. Packing Plant (Wuhan) China
New Design in Heritage Contexts
• Dry Pit Latrine in Jiaxian Ancient Jujube Garden (Shaanxi) China
• Joan Sutherland Theatre Passageway and Lift (Sydney Opera House) Australia
• The Mills (Hong Kong SAR) China
About UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards 2019
These awards were given away in four categories – Award of Distinction, Award of Merit, Honourable Mention and New Design in Heritage Contexts. The UNESCO award highlights the spirit and efforts of private organisations or individuals that have successfully restored and conserved structures of heritage value in their regions. These awards aim to encourage and support other people and organization to take action for conservation within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships (PPP). The jury reviewed 57 entries from 14 countries across the South-Asia region.
Awarded projects have gone through a certain criterion that reflects an understanding of project’s contribution to the surrounding environment, appropriate use or adaption, articulation of the spirit of place, and technical achievement of the project.
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation was established in the year 2000. UNESCO established this award to motivate the protection of cultural heritage sites by any individual organization or by any private sector entity.