Conserving the past, retaining the present, building the future: UNESCO Heritage Award photo essay

Conserving the past, retaining the present, building the future: UNESCO Heritage Award photo essay

The people behind the conservation of the Blue House Cluster call it the first heritage preservation project in Hong Kong to “preserve both the building and the people”. It’s an effort to save a historic neighbourhood from gentrification that drew on the pride and passion of people across society, embodying the spirit of collaboration that led to its Award of Excellence in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

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