27 May - Joint BCCT/AUSTCHAM P&I Evening Presentation (Yangon's Unique Heritage)

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • Social Room 1, 7th floor, Sofitel So Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn (MRT: Lumpinee station exit 2)


Joint BCCT/AUSTCHAM P&I Evening Presentation (Yangon's Unique Heritage)

AustCham is pleased to work with BCCT and offer tickets at member prices to attend the BCCT/AUSTCHAM P&I evening presentation on Yangon’s unique heritage.


Yangon’s Unique Heritage – The mission and vision of the Yangon Heritage Trust and the role of heritage in the sustainable development of Yangon.

Event Overview:
The city of Yangon is unique in Asia having a large and still relatively intact precinct of heritage buildings (from British colonial to postwar periods) providing a rich urban and cultural landscape. With the city undergoing rapid development and change there are many pressures on this precinct. The Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) was founded by U Thant Myint U in 2012 in response to the rapid development and dramatic change that resulted in the demolition of hundreds of heritage buildings and unregulated development adjoining important heritage and cultural places. The YHT advocates for the proper conservation (and viable reuse) of Yangon’s unique urban cultural heritage from all periods. This cultural heritage includes precincts, buildings, streetscapes, urban spaces and the intangible living heritage of people. The trust advocates for the protection, conservation and reuse (sustainable and economically viable) of Yangon’s heritage assets and for the culture of Yangon to be retained and enhanced throughout the development process. The work of the Trust with a range of partners in pursuing these goals will be outlined.

Guest speaker:
David Gole, Senior Heritage Architect, Yangon Heritage Trust and Principal at Conrad Gargett Architects (Australia)

About the speaker:

David Gole has worked as a Heritage Architect in Australia, China, USA, England and Papua New Guinea supporting the conservation and reuse of a wide variety of buildings and sites. He is a Principal of Conrad Gargett Architects in Australia, a practice with 125 years of experience with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Townsville. He holds a bachelor of Architecture degree and an Arts Degree with a history major. He received a Churchill Fellowship in 2000 to study building conservation practices in Italy and the UK and has participated in a number of training programs with ICCROM. His background in Myanmar began in 2013 as a facilitator delivering a 6 week training programme in Heritage Conservation for 13 Myanmar Architects, Planners including Academics from Yangon and Mandalay Universities. This program was delivered both in Australia and Yangon with the University of Queensland Culture and Heritage Unit in association with Conrad Gargett Architects. The training program included a focus on the adaptive reuse of the significant Ghandi Hall building in downtown Yangon which at the time was under threat of demolition. David’s role in YHT is senior Heritage Architect supporting the YHT team on the conservation and adaptive reuse of Yangon’s heritage assets including buildings and streetscapes.

Event Details


Wednesday 27th May 2015


6.30 - 8.30 pm


THB 850 net per person for BCCT and AustCham members (Please make sure to note yourself as AustCham members in the comment box)

1,100 for non-members including cocktail food, soft drinks, beer and wine.


Social Room 1, 7th floor, Sofitel So Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn (MRT: Lumpinee station exit 2)

Bookings and Further Information:

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Cancellation policy:
Reservations not cancelled within 2 business days of the event will be charged and invoiced as will no-shows.

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