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.

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Hotel Nomad

Hotel Nomad

Through the revitalisation of individual parts and structural additions, the atmospheric qualities of the 1950s will be brought to the present. To take advantage of the neighbouring, spacious side street with its imposing plane trees, the hotel's bar, its adjacent lounge and the restaurant express themselves through an inviting opening towards the street. The 65 hotel rooms, of differing types, are situated on the upper floors of the front and rear houses. From their spatial disposition and orientation, aligned with the constraints of the original building, and the possibilities of the new building, a spatial duality is developed in the courtyard.

Project name

Hotel Nomad






Buchner Bründler Architekten
Daniel Buchner
Andreas Bründler



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Associates: Nick Waldmeier, Stefan Oehy
Project Management Planning: Thomas Klement, Ewa Misiewicz
Project Management: Execution Dominik Aegerter
Staff: Norma Tollmann, Beda Klein, Stefan Mangold, Yvonne Grunwald, Benjamin Hofmann, Ananda Berger, Claudia Furer, Rino Buess, Henrik Månsson, Tünde Gati, Rebecca Borer



Cost €

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Ruedi Walti