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Winners for the 2002 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards


Australian Hall

Broken Hill


Khmer Ctr

Kow Homestead


polsheer house

Syd Conservatorium

wat sratong

Press Release: English

The UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific announced today that Ahhichatragarh - Fort of Nagaur in Rajasthan, India has been honoured with the Award of Excellence in the UNESCO 2002 Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.  The two Awards of Distinction went to The Australian Hall in Sydney, Australia and Yarikutz, Rupikutz, Kuyokutz, Mamorukutz Mosques in Central Hunza, Pakistan.  Five Award of Merit and five Honourable Mention prizes were also announced today.

A total of 46 project entries were submitted from fifteen countries and administrative areas in Asia Pacific that included four cultural facilities, fourteen religious buildings, three educational facilities, five residential buildings, twelve commercial projects, two streetscape programmes, two memorials, and one botanical garden.  A panel of international conservation experts in architecture, urban planning, landscape design and heritage conservation conducted the selection process.

The jury panel have noted that all winning entries demonstrated sound understanding of the issues of conservation in relation to the cultural, social, historical, and architectural significance of the building.  In addition, they all made an important impact in the surrounding environment; consequently contributing to the cultural and historical continuum of the community.

Further information about the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation and this year’s winning entries can be found at: