Application Deadline: May 31st 2018
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
This year’s awards cycle will mark the launch of a three-year partnership with Think City, a Malaysian urban renewal body that will support the programme and host the annual Awards Jury meeting in Penang, Malaysia.
The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation celebrate exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. Winning projects demonstrate a thorough understanding of the place, sound technical achievement and significant social and policy impact.
- Eligible projects must have been completed within the last 10 years. Houses, commercial and institutional buildings, historic towns and villages, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes, for example, are all suitable for entry.
There are two categories in the Awards programme:
The Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
Initiated in 2000, the Awards recognize excellent achievement in successfully conserving or restoring heritage building and properties in the Asia-Pacific by the private sector or by public-private initiatives. The four levels of achievement include:
a. Award of Excellence,
b. Award of Distinction,
c. Award of Merit,
d. Honourable Mention.
The Award of Excellence is the highest recognition presented to projects that display exceptional achievement in all criteria and has major catalytic impact at the national or regional level.
The format and number of the Awards may be varied from time to time at discretion of UNESCO and the Jury.
The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts
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.
The Award encourages submissions of completed new architecture and design projects that enrich the heritage setting are encouraged as a part of the contribution to the future of sustainable heritage safeguarding.
- Winners will be announced in early November 2018 in the following categories: “Award of Excellence”, “Award of Distinction”, “Award of Merit”, “Honourable Mention” and “Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts”. The “Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts” is given to newly-built structures that demonstrate outstanding design which is well-integrated into historic contexts.
Entries for the 2018 Awards programme must be submitted to UNESCO Bangkok using an official entry form, a description of the project in the official format, drawings and photographs in hard and softcopy formats.
To apply for the 2018 Awards and for relevant resources, please visit: http://bangkok.unesco.org/content/apply-awards
Since the Awards were established in 2000, UNESCO has received 720 entries from 25 countries. A total of 209 projects have received awards in cultural heritage conservation, while 14 have received the Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts (previously known as the Jury Commendation for Innovation).
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