Conrad Gargett supports an Indonesian World Heritage listing application

Honoured to sponsor Griffith University’s Culture: Urban Future / Asia Exhibition – A UNESCO Initiative

Brisbane Queensland Australia

Conrad Gargett, a leading Australian practice in architecture, urban design and planning, interior design and landscape architecture, was honoured to support Griffith University’s study tour to Indonesia underpinned by the Semarang local government’s World Heritage listing application. The tour culminated with Griffith University hosting a photographic exhibition – Culture: Urban Future / Asia proudly sponsored by Conrad Gargett, the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Institute of Architects (Qld Chapter). This was in support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ‘Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development’ initiative, which is focused on strengthening efforts to protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

Lawrence Toaldo, a Director of Conrad Gargett stated, “We were proud to support Griffith University’s study tour of a Dutch Colonial precinct in Semarang Indonesia. Conrad Gargett advocate that the conservation of heritage is integral to protecting a precinct’s identity, which enhances liveability, vitality and prosperity. We support the preservation of historical urban landscapes and acknowledge that collaboration with partners continue to be instrumental in the field of urban conservation. We wish the Semarang local government success with their World Heritage listing application and congratulate Griffith University on being a contributor.”

To accompany the exhibition, Griffith University’s newly-appointed head of architecture Professor Joerg Baumeister presented a perspective on Asian Urbanisation. As well Griffith University’s Associate Professor Leigh Shutter presented a case study of the Kota Lama precinct in Semarang Indonesia and detailed the cultural heritage study and 3D mapping survey of the city’s Dutch Colonial heritage. This study supports an application for a World Heritage listing and provides new tools for managing Semarang’s tourism focused urban future and prosperity.

Conrad Gargett was honoured to donate the use of their cloud point scanning equipment to Griffith University, enabling a 3D mapping survey of the city’s Dutch Colonial heritage. The handheld terrestrial laser scanning and point cloud surveys deliver detailed 3D data for use across multiple disciplines for rapid 3D documentation and design. As a practice Conrad Gargett has a wealth of experience and expertise in heritage conservation, working across a broad range of project types from large complex heritage sites to smaller residential scaled buildings, in Australia and globally.