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.

The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA publishes the names of those shortlisted in the A and B categories of the contest's 4th edition

The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA publishes the names of those shortlisted in the A and B categories of the contest's 4th edition

29 May 2019

The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, which closed the call for its fourth edition on April 12 with record participation figures, has published the shortlisted works in categories A and B of the Award. As a new initiative and in order to give visibility to a greater number of works and to recognize the optimum level of good heritage practice in Europe, the Award management has considered it appropriate to incorporate an increase in the number of works shortlisted in both categories.

In particular, the international jury for category A -Intervention in Built Heritage-, comprising the architects Louis Leger, Marià Castelló and Leticia Soriano, has chosen to shortlist the following 15 from the 163 projects presented:

  1. - Buda Art Centre, Kortrijk - Belgium. 51N4E
  2. - Casa Luz, and old townhouse, Extremadura, Spain. Arquitectura G
  3. - Country house, Girona, Spain. Arquitectura G
  4. - Innovation powerhouse, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Atelier van Berlo + Eugelink Architectuur + De Bever Architecten
  5. - Parliament of Canton Vaud, Laussane, Switzerland. Bonell i Gil Arquitectes, Atelier Cube
  6. - 3 historical buildings, Antwerp, Belgium. Bovenbouw Architectuur, Barbara Van Der Wee Architects
  7. - New access to the historic centre of Gironella, Barcelona, Spain. Carles Enrich Studio
  8. - Ilha da Bela Vista, Porto, Portugal. Cerejeira Fontes Architects
  9. - Streetmekka, hub for street sports and street culture, Vibork, Denmark. EFFEKT Architects
  10. - Cave di Arzo, quarries, Mendrisio, Switzerland. Enrico Sassi Architetto
  11. - Palace of Justice, Strasburg, France. Garcés-de Seta-Bonet Arquitectes, Serra-Vives-Cartagena Arquitectes
  12. - Civic Centre Cristalleries Planell, Barcelona, Spain. HArquitectes
  13. - Civic Centre Lleialtat Santsenca, Barcelona, Spain. HArquitectes
  14. - Factory Cultural, Creative Industries Incubator, Madrid, Spain. OSS - Office for Strategic Spaces
  15. - Sant Antoni Market, Barcelona, Spain. Ravellat Ribas arquitectes
While, in category B -External Spaces- the architects, Benoit Moritz, Elizabeth Abalo and Elena Albareda, after evaluating the 34 participating proposals, have chosen to shortlist the following 10 works:

  1. - Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania. 51N4e
  2. - Ermita del Pla de Sant Joan park, Barcelona, Spain. AMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Area)
  3. - Accessibility project for the Heritage Park of Ceto, Paspardo, Italy. Babau Bureau, Elisa Brusegan
  4. - Path along Igualada's old gypsum mines, Barcelona, Spain. Batlleiroig Arquitectura
  5. - Visitor Center at the abbey site, Villers-la-Ville, Belgium. Binario Architectes, Pigeon Ochej Paysage, L’Escaut Architecture
  6. - Access to Jorba's Castle, Barcelona, Spain. Carles Enrich Studio
  7. - Cal Metre's path, Barcelona, Spain. Carles Enrich Studio
  8. - Zollverein Park, Essen, Germany. Planergruppe GmbH Oberhausen
  9. - Schalker Verein, Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Planergruppe GmbH Oberhausen
  10. - Archaeological remains of the ancient Roman Theater of Tárraco, Tarragona, Spain. Estudi d’arquitectura toni gironès
On June 13, within the framework of the International Biennial of Architectural Heritage, an event organised by the Award management, with the support of the COAC, AADIPA and the Government of Catalonia, the finalists and the winner of the 4 categories of the award will be made known. Likewise and for the first time, from all the works presented, the Award management will grant a Special Mention for Restoration to the intervention, which from a technical and methodological point of view, stands out for its quality, precision and respect.