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2007 Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

Call for Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the 2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. The awards programme, in its eighth year, recognizes the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private initiatives, successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the Asia-Pacific region.

Projects involving over fifty year-old buildings which were completed within the last ten years are eligible for consideration. Houses, commercial, cultural, religious, industrial or institutional buildings, gardens and bridges, for example, as well as public-private partnership projects such as historic towns, urban quarters and rural settlements where the essential elements are more than 50 years old are all eligible.

In addition to the well-established awards, a Jury Commendation for Innovation, introduced in 2005, will also be judged, recognizing newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which are well integrated into historic contexts.

Entries for the 2007 awards programme must be submitted with an official entry form, drawings, photographs and project description to the UNESCO Office of the Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. Complete programme information, including an entry form, is available at www.unescobkk.org/culture/heritageawards. The deadline for the receipt of materials is 31 March 2007.

Contact: Montira H. Unakul, Office of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok Office; tel.: (66 2) 391-0577 ext. 509; fax: (66 2) 391-0866; e-mail: h.montira@unescobkk.org; culture@unescobkk.org