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.


Palace of Justice

Palace of Justice

The project to rehabilitate and extend the Palace of Justice in Strasbourg is based on three main points: the literal recovery of the neoclassical expression of the façades of the original Palace complex, and the suppression of the upper part made in 1978. The creation of a new roof system, which houses part of the programme and at the same time covers the entire building. The city is thus enriched with a new urban landmark perceptible from a distance, while the harmonic image fixed in the citizens’ collective memory is respected when the building is seen close up. The roofs are a contemporary architectural element, independent of the volume defined by the four facades, which appears with subtlety and discretion in the near view and shows all its power from afar and from a certain height. The resolution of the current functional order by introducing a new body that occupies part of the old courtyard. The new interior volume contains all the Hearing Chambers.

Project name

Palace of Justice






Garcés - De Seta - Bonet Arquitectes
Serra - Vives - Cartagena Arquitectes



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Acoustic: Acoustique Vivié et Associés
Structural and installations engineers: SETEC building
Economy: GV Engineering
HQE High Environmental Quality: Elithis
Graphic Design: Teschner-Sturacci
Architect construction supervision: Maxime Lang

Cost €


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