THAD awarded UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards again
2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation [Photo/thholding.com.cn]
The main venue of the Pingyao International Film Festival received an Award for Merit and the protective shelter of Locality #1 Archaelogical Site of the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Cave won the New Design in Heritage Contexts award at the recently held 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
The main venue of the Pingyao International Film Festival [Photo/thholding.com.cn]
The protective shelter of Locality #1 Archaelogical Site of Zhoukoudian Peking Man Cave [Photo/thholding.com.cn]
Both of the projects were created by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd. (THAD), a subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings.
Seven projects were acknowledged by an international panel of Jury members in this year’s Awards. The Jury deliberations were carried out in November, and were conducted fully online for the first time in Awards history. The Jury reviewed 48 entries from nine countries from the Asia-Pacific region.
Since the Awards were established in 2000, the program recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region. By recognizing private efforts to restore and adapt historic properties, the Awards aim to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.