LAMO center wins 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific award for conservation in Award of Distinction category
The restoration of an aristocratic house from a state of partial ruin in Ladakh undertaken by the LAMO center has won the 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific award for conservation in the category of Award of Distinction. The LAMO (Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation) Center in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region was chosen for its systematic restoration project that used salvaged and local building materials, and indigenous construction techniques while adroitly introducing modern amenities to assure its ongoing use. Apart from this, the 2018 Award of Excellence has been won by the renewal of the early 20th-century Shijo-cho Ofune-hoko Float Machiya of Kyoto, Japan. Beside this, from Mumbai, the restoration projects of the iconic Rajabai Clock Tower of Mumbai University & Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain, both belonging to the colonial-era have received Honourable Mention.