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.


Ragenhaus Musikschule

Ragenhaus Musikschule

The refurbishment and extension of the Ragenhaus is situated in the historical centre of Bruneck, a unique agglomeration characterized by a series of aristocratic villas featuring large gardens enclosed by walls. One of those villas, the Ragenhaus, is home to the current music school. Enhancing the urban identity of the city, the school extension develops in continuity with the building typology and urban setting. A new inhabited wall hosts the new program and encloses a new garden which becomes the reference space for classrooms. This inhabited border gives continuity to the existing fabric, reinterpreting the original typology and completing the urban layout subjected to conservation. Moreover, it highlights the presence of the Ragenhaus, so that the extension is understood as a low-key building that complements the pre-existing architecture. The exterior and interior architecture of the original building becomes the protagonist, whereas the new architecture adds new spaces and gives shape to the garden, a silent and valued space.

Project name

Ragenhaus Musikschule






Barozzi Veiga
Fabrizio Barozzi
Alberto Veiga



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Project manager, Structural and services engineers, Building physics: Ingenieurteam Bergmeister GmbH

Acoustic consultant: NiRA Consulting
Lighting consultant: Conceptlicht at
Landscape Architect: Kauh Arquitectos
Stage Design: ELCH ohg - snc

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Simon Menges

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