e-Voices Special Edition

Voices UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, December 2014

Issue 66 | ISSN: 2075-5147 [Special Edition for UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation]

Joining hands to safeguard heritage in Asia-Pacific

The UNESCO Bangkok office has over the years been implementing programmes that engage the public and private sectors in working together to safeguard Asia-Pacific’s cultural heritage... READ MORE>>

Power of partnerships fuels conservation success

Before conservation efforts to protect them began, the Saryazd Citadel in Iran, the Frankton Boatshed in New Zealand and the Mbaru Niang conical houses in Indonesia, were showing the effects of years of neglect… READ MORE>>

Just Launched!


Established in 2005, a special Award is given in addition to the conservation award categories.

The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts (previously known as the Jury Commendation for Innovation), recognizes newly built structures that demonstrate outstanding design well-integrated into historic contexts.

Submission is open for completed new architecture and design projects that enrich the existing heritage setting.

Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards' Map Database

We have launched an interactive map database of Awarded projects in Asia and the Pacific. Search for the heritage sites in your country, just click!


The 2014 Awarded Projects



Asia Conserved Series


Asia Conserved Volume I: 2000-2004 (free download)


Asia Conserved Volume II: 2005-2009 (for sale)


Heritage Awards brochure for the 2015 cycle

Streetwise Asia: A Practical Guide for the Conservation and Revitalisation of heritage Cities and Towns in Asia


Heritage Homeowner's Preservation Manuals

The World Heritage Site    of Vigan, Philippines

Kotagede Heritage District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site, Nepal


Annual Calendar of Events

31 March      Submission closed 
June            Jury Meeting 
August         Winners Announced 
November    New Call for Entries


 The 2014 Awarded Projects

Awarding Ceremonies


Heritage Awards News

UNESCO Recognition of Historic Glenwood Farmhouse

An awarding ceremony for Shahzada Hussain Mausoleum in Kabul, Afghanistan

Call for Entries: 2015 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Otaki Town Hall awarded 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

The Yueh Hai Ching temple receives UNESCO Award

Iran wins 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Awards

Restored Teochew temple garners Unesco award

UNESCO Thailand compliments Phraya Sri Thammathirat Residence in Cultural Heritage Contest

Small win for historic preservation

UNESCO award for McMansionland cottage

Tata house, temple win UNESCO award

Pune architects get Unesco award for Sakhargad temple conservation work

The Islamic Republic of Iran wins 2014 UNESCO Asia‐Pacific Award of Distinction for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Keep In Touch

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education,
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel. +66 2 39 10 577, Fax. +66 2 39 10 866
e-mail: ikm.bgk@unesco.org

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