UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 Announced for Cultural Heritage Conservation

The renewal of the early 20th-century ‘Shijo-cho Ofune-hoko Float Machiya’ has received the Award of Excellence in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Ten projects from five countries – Australia, China, India, Japan, and Thailand – have been recognized by an international Jury of conservation experts in this year’s Awards.

Other Awardees include:

Award of Distinction:

  1. The LAMO Center, Ladakh, India.

Award of Merit:

  1. 5 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia.
  2. Aijing Zhuang, Fujian, China.
  3. Commercial Bank of Honjo Warehouse, Saitama, Japan.

Honorable Mention:

  1. Hengdaohezi Town, Heilongjiang, China.
  2. Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building, Mumbai, India.
  3. Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, Mumbai, India.

New Design in Heritage Contexts:

  1. Kaomai Estate 1955, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  2. The Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, Australia.

Source- The UNESCO

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018:

  • UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France, Director-General: Audrey Azoulay, Founded: 16 November 1945.

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