AHI Architectural Heritage Intervention

“Contributing to enhancing our heritage, as the way forward for 21 st Century architecture is our raison d’être; to emphasize a diverse, rich vision that necessarily complements the intervention is our mission, and achieving it with reflexive and purposeful efforts is the challenge”.

This project, founded in, and directed since, 2011 by Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano and Jordi Portal, architects and members of the Group of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage (AADIPA), has, through the years become a platform that includes four actions that are both independent and transversal.
The European Award, a biennial event that brings together and showcases the multiple approaches of intervention in Europe.

The International Biennial, a framework that serves to compare and gain closer insight of quality interventions in architectural heritage in non-European countries.

The digital Archive, a live and open window that provides a panoramic view of interventions in the history of our surroundings.

The Forum, a meeting place where you can participate in on-going debates about the main preoccupations and lines of thought about interventions in architectural heritage in Europe.

6th edition of the Award. Registration open

6th edition of the Award. Registration open

19 December 2022

The call for the sixth edition of the European Award AHI is now open, an event whose primary purpose is to recognise high-quality initiatives in all aspects of architectural heritage and to promote their dissemination. 

This biennial award, jointly organized with the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia), opens for on-line registration from December 19, 2022 to March 17, 2023. This edition, once again, is a call for participation to all those experts related to interventions in architectural heritage –architects, architectural firms, town planners, historians, archaeologists...– whose work has been carried out within Europe during the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2022, and which meets the requirements of the 4 categories into which the Award is divided: Built heritage, Exterior spaces, Urban planning, and Disclosure. 

The international jury, comprised of a committee of experts with a proven track record in the field of intervention in Architectural Heritage, will be in charge of selecting the winners and finalists of each category, as well as 15 and 10 projects in the categories of Built Heritage and Exterior Spaces, respectively, with the aim of giving visibility to a greater number of works. Furthermore, for the third consecutive year, a Special Mention for Restoration will be given to the work that, from a technical and methodological perspective, stands out for its quality, precision, and respect.

The official awards ceremony will take place within the scope of the International Biennial for Architectural Heritage Intervention, as it does every year. This event, organized by the Award’s management in conjunction with the COAC and the Generalitat de Catalunya, is set to take place for the sixth time in June 2023 in Barcelona.