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Ladakh’s LAMO Centre wins UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award, 2 Mumbai projects get Honourable Mention

Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards. These two projects are Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building of Mumbai; and Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, both belonging to the colonial-era.

Nov 12, 2018 16:31 IST
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The LAMO Centre of Ladakh won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation on November 9, 2018. This aristocratic house was restored from a state of partial ruin.

The centre won the ‘Award of Distinction’ for its systematic restoration project that used local building materials and indigenous construction techniques while skilfully introducing modern amenities to assure its ongoing use.

2 Mumbai projects get Honourable Mention

Apart from Ladakh’s centre, two Mumbai projects fetched Honourable Mention under the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards.

These two projects are Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building of Mumbai; and Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, both belonging to the colonial-era.

Noted conservation architect Vikas Dilawari was behind the restoration of these projects. He worked on a public-private-partnership model between the MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) and KGA (Kala Ghoda Authority) to restore neglected urban landscape, especially a city fountain.

Other Awardees

Award Category

Winner

Country

Award of Excellence

20th-century Shijo-cho Ofune-hoko Float Machiya

(The meticulously restored building of Shijo-cho Ofune-hoko Float Machiya celebrates Kyoto culture through safeguarding of the city’s endangered wooden townhouse typology as well as the iconic annual Gion Festival.)

Kyoto, Japan

Award of Merit

5 Martin Place

Sydney, Australia

Aijing Zhuang

Fujian, China

Commercial Bank of Honjo Warehouse

Saitama, Japan

Honourable Mention

Hengdaohezi Town

Heilongjiang, China

New Design in Heritage Contexts

Kaomai Estate 1955

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Harts Mill

Port Adelaide, Australia

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards recognise the efforts of private individuals and organisations that have successfully conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region.

The Awards aim to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.

All the awarded projects reflect a clear understanding and application of various criteria, such as the understanding of the place, technical achievement, and the project’s social and policy impact.

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