2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

Since 2000, We have been honouring excellent achievement in successfully conserving heritage buildings and properties in the region by the private sector or by public-private initiatives.

Category Award
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Conservation
Country Bangkok, Thailand
Registration Deadline 31 March 2019 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 March 2019 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All
Target Field Projects must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Description
Throughout the Asia and the Pacific, cultural heritage sites are under threat.
Recognizing the crucial role of private individuals and institutions in protecting these vulnerable sites, UNESCO seeks to encourage private sector involvement and public- private collaboration in conserving the region’s cultural heritage for the benefit of current and future generations. Since 2000, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation have been honouring excellent achievement in successfully conserving heritage buildings and properties in the region by the private sector or by public-private initiatives. In 2005, UNESCO launched the Jury Commendation for Innovation, now known as the Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts. This award recognizes newly built structures that demonstrate outstanding design well- integrated into historic contexts.
The Award winners span a wide range of conservation projects from private residences to palace complexes. Over the years, the projects illustrate the increasing momentum and level of conservation in Asia and the Pacific. The Awards set technical and social benchmarks for cultural heritage conservation in the region. Award-winning projects serve as catalysts and a source of inspiration for private individuals and institutions in conserving cultural heritage throughout the region.
The winners are selected on the basis of the extent to which the projects reflected a clear understanding and application of various criteria, such as the articulation of the spirit of place, technical achievement, appropriate use or adaption, and the project’s contribution to the surrounding environment as well as the local community’s cultural and historical continuity.

Jury
Tim Curtis, Chief of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section
Richard Engelhardt, Former UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific
Johannes Widodo, Deputy Head, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
etc.

Prize
Publication

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Winners will be announced in November 2019.

Links
Past winners

Organizer
UNESCO

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