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Two Top Awards Given to Baojiatun Watermill in China and Sumda Chun Gonpa in India for the 2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

02.09.2011

Bangkok, 1 September 2011 — Baojiatun Watermill in Guizhou Province, China and Sumda Chun Gonpa in Leh, India have been honoured with the Awards of Excellence in the 2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

 

The Award of Distinction went to the Altit Fort in Hunza, Pakistan. The two Awards of Merit include the Serkhang Monastery in Qinghai Province, China and the Scriptures Hall of Wat Thepthidaram Worawihan in Bangkok, Thailand.

Three Honourable Mentions were also announced. They are SCAD Hong Kong (Former North Kowloon Magistracy Building) in Hong Kong SAR, China; the Na Phra Lan Historic Shophouses in Bangkok, Thailand; and the Salarian Pavilion of Wat Kutao in Songkhla, Thailand.

The two 2011 Jury Commendation for Innovation were awarded to the Sydney Harbour YHA and the Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre in New South Wales, Australia and Ma’anqiao Village in Sichuan Province, China. The Jury Commendation recognizes newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which are well-integrated into historic contexts.

The 2011 cycle of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation is supported by the Macau Foundation.

 

For more details:

2011 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award Winners

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation

 

 

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UNESCO Bangkok

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