2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

2008 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Award announced
The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards recognize the achievement of individuals, organizations or companies in the conservation/restoration of a structure or a series of structures in the private sector which is/are more than 50 years old. Houses, commercial, cultural, religious, industrial or institutional buildings, gardens and bridges, for example, are all eligible for consideration. Public-private partnership projects such as historic towns, urban quarters and rural settlements where the essential elements are more than 50 years old are also eligible.
Award of Excellence

Herat Old City, Afghanistan

Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Award of DistinctionNational Pass Walking Track, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Fujian Earth Buildings, Yongding County, Fujian Province, China
Suffolk House, Penang, Malaysia
Award of Merit
Vysial Street, Pondicherry, India

Shigar Historic Settlements, Baltistan, Northern Area, Pakistan

Wat Pongsanuk, Lampang, Thailand
Jury Commendation Winners

733 Mountbatten Road, Singapore

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