Voices UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, February 2014, Issue 54

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

The 2014 Heritage Awards entry dossier, including project guidelines and regulations are now available in 中文 and 한국어.



HIGHLIGHTS


Awards Help Heritage and Communities Stand Tall in Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region is home to a vast and diverse wealth of culturally significant buildings, landscapes and settlements –built heritage that is increasingly coming under threat.


 

A New Lease of Life: Jury Commendation for New Buildings in Historic Contexts
A common misconception concerning the Heritage Awards is that they are solely dedicated to celebrating efforts to restore and preserve historic structures and settlements. The awards, however, recognize that heritage does not exist in a vacuum and that the rapid rate of modern construction throughout the region is rapidly transforming the face of our cultural landscapes.



PUBLICATIONS

Asia Conserved: Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, showcases best conservation practices of winning projects in the first ten years of the Awards. Volume I spans projects from 2000 to 2004 and Volume II showcases projects from 2005 to 2009. Aimed at a broad audience of conservation architects, heritage professionals, decision-makers, heritage homeowners, scholars and students and the concerned general public, the publication serves as an invaluable reference for safeguarding the heritage of the Asia-Pacific region.


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

Asia Conserved Volume II: 2005-2009 (for sale)
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The Homeowner’s Preservation Manual is a series of practical guides to restoring historic houses and other heritage buildings aimed at homeowners, lessees, tenants, contractors and architects. The Homeowner’s Manual provides a thorough understanding of the elements, spaces and materials to enable the homeowner to identify priorities for repair work.


The World Heritage Site of Vigan, Philippines

Kotagede Heritage District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site, Nepal

Hoi An World Heritage Site, Viet Nam
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Heritage Awards brochure for the 2014 cycle

 

MORE IN THIS ISSUE

Afghanistan
» Herat Old City: A Living History

India
» The Maitreya Temples, Ladakh: Community’s Mountainous Power

Indonesia
» Mbaru Niang of Flores Island: The Highest Point of Local Collaborations

Mongolia
» Sangiin Dalai Monastery, South Gobi Aimaq: Reviving Myths through Masterpieces

Thailand
» Prayurawongsawas Worawihan Temple, Bangkok: Where Faith Meets Science


MULTIMEDIA








CALENDAR OF EVENTS

31 Mar 2014
    Submission closed

Jun 2014
    Jury Meeting

Aug 2014      
    Winners Announced

Nov 2014       
    2015 Call for Entries


IN THE MEDIA

15.10.13
Hanoi’s relics win UNESCO awards

30.09.13
Mending the heart of a neighbourhood

25.09.13
Nights in old cells cop a UNESCO honor

18.09.13
UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage (Distinction) Award 2013 won by Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan

18.09.13
Gilgit-Baltistan Palace gets UNESCO Distinction Award

12.09.13
เผย'กะดีจีน'ดันบูรณะเจดีย์วัดประยุรฯรับโล่

10.09.13
Khaplu Palace receives award of distinction

 
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Streetwise Asia : A Practical Guide for the Conservation and Revitalization of Heritage Cities and Towns in Asia provides guidelines and illustrates general principles for heritage management and the upgrading of historic districts. The publication covers a range of urban heritage related issues and challenges, from assessing significance and authenticity of place, the economics of heritage to cultural tourism and planning and legislative protection.



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