Tourist Burma Building

TBB After Photo
5 Before Central GF Space
6 After Central GF Space
24 Teak floors Tourist Burma
7 Before First Floor North Bay
8 After First Floor North Bay
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13 Before Roof Middle Bay
14 After Roof Middle Bay

Following the successful renovation of 491-501 Merchant Street, undertaken by Turquoise Mountain in partnership with the Yangon Heritage Trust, the Yangon Regional Government asked us to lead the conservation and adaptive reuse of the former Tourist Burma Building. Over two years of renovation, we transformed the derelict building into a functioning cultural hub once more, securing its future for many decades to come.

The design and construction works were carefully supervised by the Turquoise Mountain team, working with local firm Statement Architects and with guidance from expert UK conservation architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Myanmar Integrated Engineering Group undertook the works, with Reliance Fire Systems carefully weaving in the mechanical and electrical installation around them. Min Zaw & Associates and Techno Engineering provided structural and services design.

Building a local workforce trained in heritage restoration to international standards is an important legacy of this project. Through the restoration process, well over 500 Myanmar people were trained on site and across the local construction industry, raising skill levels and creating stronger job prospects.