new architectures of heritage

naoh sets out – through site visits, exhibitions, conferences and collaborative workshops – to act as a catalyst for inspired (conservation and contemporary) interventions in historic contexts, and induce informed discussion on the old and new architectures of heritage

naoh explores :
– evolving heritage theories, with a focus on unesco world heritage  ;
– advanced technologies and best-practice in architectural conservation and contemporary architectural intervention  ;
innovative conceptual approaches to sensitive historic urban sites 


naoh serves as a collaborative research vehicle facilitating knowledge-sharing between academic institutions in different cities, involving industry, public bodies and local communities, to celebrate and develop the evolving and shared heritage of humanity

since 2017, the naoh initiative is taking part in developing the network ‘sawh’ (schools of architecture/world heritage) with its partner schools – this development was initiated by bordeaux schools of architecture (thierry jeanmonnod, chantal callais and gauthier bolle) with james white, on the back of their successful partnership in naoh events

'old and new towns of edinburgh'   unesco world heritage site

– exploring the future of heritage and the heritage of the future –