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Making the UNESCO Heritage Site Asmara, a Locus of the Past for Future Generations

Asmara’s skyline height is fixed and the landmarks that make Asmara exceptional should not be blocked by contemporary buildings. It might simply ruin the overall expression of the city.

No more high-rise buildings in Asmara? Contemporary and high rise buildings that were built lately in Asmara such as the Nakfa House, Blue Building, and Ambassador Hotel are simply mistakes that we will not allow to repeat. Our plan is how to make Asmara a reflection of time, by restoring and preserving the 4,300 edifices that made Asmara worthy of the world heritage site.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

Asmara is literally one of the rarest picturesque cities in the world. Its constriction which roughly dates back to the late 1800s and early 1900, saw the manifestation of several European architectural styles and currents. To this day, Asmara has withstood changes and gloriously shines in its humble loveliness of a longstanding modernist African city. Continue reading Making the UNESCO Heritage Site Asmara, a Locus of the Past for Future Generations

RIBA Hosts Presentation on Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City

BY EMBASSY MEDIA

It is to be recalled the Royal Institute of British Architects had on the night of December 6th, 2016 awarded the President’s Medal for Research. The 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research was then presented to Dr. Edward Denison, Eng. Medhanie Teklemariam and Eng. Dawit Abraha for their project ‘Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination’. Continue reading RIBA Hosts Presentation on Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City

UNESCO Adopted Recommendations and Draft Decisions on Asmara Heritage Site Status

World Heritage Committee Adopted Recommendations and Draft Decisions on Asmara Heritage Site Status

BY UNESCO

The World Heritage Committee having examined Documents such as WHC/17/41.COM/8B and WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B1, it adopts recommendations and draft decision to inscribe Asmara on the World Heritage sites list.

Asmara’s nominations will be examined by the Committee at its 41st session that is to be held from 2 – 12 June, 2017, in Krakow, Poland. Continue reading UNESCO Adopted Recommendations and Draft Decisions on Asmara Heritage Site Status

EU Supporting Conservation of Asmara’s Unique Cultural and Architectural Heritage

By The EU Delegation in Eritrea,

History will be revived in Asmara, Africa’s modernist city; one of the astonishing, cutting edge architecture and art avenues cities.

The European Union will contribute supporting the conservation of Asmara’s unique cultural and architectural heritage.

In the framework of the EU programme for Local Authorities, the EU Delegation to Eritrea has signed in December 2016 a two-year’s cooperation programme with the Asmara Heritage Project (AHP), part of the Department of Public Works Development of the Central Region Administration (Zoba Maekel). Continue reading EU Supporting Conservation of Asmara’s Unique Cultural and Architectural Heritage

“Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination” Wins the 2016 #RIBAAwards for Research

“Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination” dossier wins the 2016 Royal Institution British Architecture (RIBA) ‘President’s Medal for Research’.

By Eritrea EmbassyMedia,

For 50 years the Royal Institution British Architecture (RIBA) awards and prizes have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world. Successful projects reflect changes and innovations in architecture, but at their core display a commitment to designing and developing buildings and spaces for the improvement and enhancement of people’s lives. Continue reading “Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination” Wins the 2016 #RIBAAwards for Research

The 2016 RIBA President’s Award for Research Goes to Asmara

“Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination” dossier wins the 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research

A collaboration work between Dr. Edward Denison from Bartlett School of Architecture; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha from Asmara Heritage Project won the 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research.

By Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA),

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has tonight (6 December 2016) announced the winner of the 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research for the best research project, selected from the RIBA President’s Awards for Research, also revealed this evening. Continue reading The 2016 RIBA President’s Award for Research Goes to Asmara