The campaign to conserve heritage structures in the city received a boost by a special announcement on Thursday. The restoration of the Parsi Trust-owned Cama Building at Gilder Road received the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit.

The residential building in Murzban Colony, Mumbai Central. This is the 12th UNESCO award for conservation architect Vikas Dilawari, and the third for the Garib Zarthostiona Rehthan Fund (GZRF), which owns the Grade III building.

The team had together won for Sethna Building and Wadia Building before. Dilawari said, “The Cama project is a pointer to redevelopment obsessed Mumbai, that it only costs Rs 607 per sq ft to conserve a building structurally and architecturally.”


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