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2008 Award of Merit

Shigar Historic Settlements

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Located in one of the longest-inhabited areas of Baltistan, the Shigar Historic Settlements have been restored through a grass-roots approach that has successfully rehabilitated both the physical and social fabric of the community. The project has achieved an overall urban upgrade of services and infrastructure that sensitively addresses the holistic needs of the community and sensitively fits in with the traditional setting. The restoration works have been carried out on a low-key basis to a high level of technical competence using appropriate local technology. Key historic buildings have been restored and now anchor the traditional townscape, kindling pride of place in both older and younger generations alike.