The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA is a biennial contest organized from Barcelona with the support of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC).
The main aim of the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA is to promote best practices in Heritage and contribute to promoting them.
The Award, unique in its specificity, aims to become an international reference.
The call is directed to all experts related with the interdisciplinary heritage value chain: architects, historians, archaeologists...
The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, arises from the belief that heritage, as a vehicle for social integration and an economic vitalizing resource for the community, deserves to be appreciated and encouraged. In the current context, in which architectural heritage is considered not only to be a fundamental instrument of knowledge but also a first rate socio-economic resource for the sustainable development of territory, the disclosure, distinction and recognition of works and quality projects contributing to the preservation of the collective memory is imperative. The Award is directed by Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano and Jordi Portal, architects members of the Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage (AADIPA).
The contest is aimed at consolidating itself as a catalyst and observatory of new challenges added to the conservation and intervention in built heritage by the globalization of contemporary architecture. It aims primarily to distinguish heritage good practice and contribute to its disclosure.