Award-winning Malaysian architect says heritage is the core of sustainable development


The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang, also known as the Blue Mansion, won Most Excellent Project in the 2000 Unesco Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Preservation. Photo: Tourism Malaysia

He is certainly no stranger in the conservation circle, being a figure behind great projects like the restoration of the renowned Cheong Fatt Tze mansion in Penang. In fact, for the past 26 years, architect Laurence Loh has been promoting conservation efforts in Malaysia.

The Cheong Fatt Tze building, also known as the Blue Mansion, won Most Excellent Project in the 2000 Unesco Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Preservation. Another notable project of Loh’s was the restoration of Stadium Merdeka, which won an Award of Excellence in the 2008 edition of the above-mentioned awards.

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