New assessment tool to help conserve post-65 landmarks

Findings from NUS study will guide policymaking to preserve heritage

Blocks 63 to 66 in Taman Jurong and their “dramatically radiating, inward-facing common corridors” – designed to encourage community interaction – collectively form the shape of a diamond. PHOTO: ST FILE
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In addition, the team will compile an inventory of buildings largely regarded by the architectural fraternity as worthy of evaluation and consideration.

The study was awarded a heritage research grant from the National Heritage Board (NHB) last year. Mr Yeo Kirk Siang, NHB's director of heritage research and assessment, said they hope that the project "will help inform the work of NHB and other public agencies, by providing us a deeper evidence-based understanding of the issues related to the conservation of post-independence buildings".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2020, with the headline New assessment tool to help conserve post-65 landmarks. Subscribe