Having withstood the ravages of fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and termites, Government House in St John’s is an extraordinary survival of shared heritage; one of the most important historic buildings on the island, and indeed, in the Caribbean. Threatened with demolition, the Governor-General, Sir Rodney Williams, intervened decisively to save it. Launched by HRH Prince Harry […]
Christ Church Cathedral in Stone Town, Zanzibar was built by British missionaries in 1879 on the site of the last permanent slave market in East Africa. It is of international significance. The slave market was closed in 1873. Following mounting pressure to abolish the East African slave trade, the Universities Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) […]
Think City is a community-focused urban regeneration organisation based in George Town, Malaysia with operations in Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth, and Johor Bahru. A subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the investment arm of the Ministry of Finance), and funded by Yayasan Hasanah (Khazanah’s foundation), it works closely with local authorities, communities, institutions, the private sector and […]
Situated near Kolkata at the heart of an historic cantonment, Barrackpore has a wealth on 19th century buildings, of which the former Government House in Barrackpore Park is the most important. After years of neglect, the main building and park are being revitalised. Commenced as a weekend retreat by the Governor General Richard Wellesley in […]
Conservation and sustainability are inextricably linked. They are two sides of the same coin. The adaptation and re-use of historic buildings of all types has a vital role to play in tackling climate change. In addition to their cultural significance, sweeping away the buildings and structures of the past without careful thought is extremely wasteful […]
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