10 September 2021

Winning cities of the 7th Edition of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

For the first time in the history of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage, the Grand Prize was awarded to two (2) cities, George Town and Melaka, Malaysia.

The Grand Prize winners of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage were announced during the Award Ceremony held on September 9, 2021, as part of the virtual General Assembly of the members of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC).

The interventions carried out by both cities testify to a shared management, in which each city worked for the best interests of the World Heritage serial property as a whole. These initiatives stood out for their people-centred project to improve and conserve their historic urban environment. They implemented concrete interventions aimed at redeveloping back alleys and public spaces, as well as greening their historic centre. All these actions were achieved sustainably and were carried out in collaboration with local communities, who were actively involved in this process.

Congratulations to George Town and Melaka!