United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting Applications for award to recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserved structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region.

Donor Name: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Award name: UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, 2017

Award brief: The Awards recognize the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored or conserved structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including the technical achievements and quality of the restoration, as well as its social impact, including community involvement in the project.

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. Submissions of completed new architecture and designs that enrich the existing heritage setting are encouraged. Building annexes, as well as new extensions, new buildings, new public spaces and new structures, such as bridges, are all eligible for consideration.

Winners will be announced in early December 2017 in the following categories:
Award of Excellence, which demonstrates exceptional achievement in all criteria and has major catalytic impact at the national or regional level;
Award of Distinction, which demonstrates outstanding achievement in all criteria and has significant impact at the national or regional level;
Award of Merit, which demonstrates superior achievement in all criteria;
Honorable Mention, which demonstrates noteworthy achievement in selected criteria.

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Award details link: http://www.unescobkk.org/culture/heritage/awards/apply/

Budget limit: N/A
Each Award winner will receive one bronze plaque.
Certificates of recognition will be presented to all parties included on the entry form.

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Eligibility: Site eligibility regulations were revised this year, reflecting a growing awareness in the conservation field of the need to recognize the importance of cultural heritage that is less than 50 years old. For both Conservation category and New Design in Heritage Contexts category, projects that are completed within the last 10 years are now eligible to apply. Houses, commercial and institutional buildings, historic towns and villages, archaeological heritage sites and cultural landscapes, for example, are all suitable for entry.

The Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation: The Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognize the achievement of the private sector and public-private initiatives in successfully conserving or restoring structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region.

To be considered for the Awards, the conserved or restored heritage structure, property, settlement, landscape or its essential historic elements must be over 50 years old.

The following are eligible for consideration: residential, commercial and institutional buildings; religious properties; urban and rural settlements/historic towns and villages; archaeological heritage; cultural landscapes, parks and gardens; military properties; modern heritage; agricultural, industrial and technological properties; burial monuments and sites; cultural routes; vernacular architecture; and symbolic properties and memorials.

The project must be the result of private sector initiative or public-private partnership. The involvement of private individuals or organizations in terms of ownership, tenancy, financing or other contributions to the project should be clear. Projects which are financed, owned and undertaken wholly by government entities are not eligible.

The work must have been completed within the preceding 10 years at the time of submission. For buildings with a new use, the project must also have been occupied or put to viable use for at least one year at the time of submission.

The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts: The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts recognizes newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding architectural design that is well-integrated into historic contexts.

The eligible projects should have been undertaken within the framework of a larger conservation project or should be located within or adjacent to a historic area whose essential elements are more than 50 years old.

Building annexes, new extensions, new buildings, new public spaces and new structures such as bridges are all eligible for consideration.

To be considered for the Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts, the work must have been completed within the preceding 10 years at the time of submission. The project must also have been occupied or put to viable use for at least one year.

The submission must demonstrate that no structures of heritage significance were altered or cleared from the site for the purpose of the project submitted for the Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts. Projects that are new structures built as historic replicas, built against historic facades and historic theme parks will not be considered.

Projects that are submitted for consideration to the conservation category of the UNESCO Heritage Awards in the same year are not eligible for submission for the Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts.  Projects which are jointly submitted will be disqualified.

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Other important link:
http://www.unescobkk.org/culture/heritage/awards/eligibility/

How to apply: Entries for the 2017 Awards programme must be submitted to UNESCO Bangkok by 30 June 2017, using an official entry form, a description of the project in the official format (available at either of the above URLs), drawings and photographs in hard and soft copy formats.

The form should be submitted together with the Project Description Dossier by 30 June 2017.

To: Culture Unit, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO Bangkok Office, 920 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, THAILAND, Tel: (66 2) 3910577 ext 509, Fax: (66 2) 391 0866, Email: culture.bgk@unesco.org

Please FILL OUT in English, PRINT, SIGN and SEND together with required materials. UNESCO reserves the right to request additional information for the submission dossier.

 

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