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.


EADA Business School

EADA Business School

The renovation of the EADA headquarters has made it possible to adapt the building to the current needs of a 21st-century business school, organizing the uses of the building in a more functional way and improving accessibility. Stairs and elevators have been relocated and classrooms and common spaces have been distributed around the core of the project, the new façade. This façade increases the natural lighting capacity of the interior and incorporates solar control elements that regulate comfort and characterize the overall image. Sustainability has been key to the project. Therefore, energy efficiency systems have been installed, as well as passive thermal insulation and solar protection systems. The result is an intelligent building that gives innovation, protection and interior comfort, taking advantage of the impact of sunlight, while interacting with the outside and integrating into the city through a changeable façade inspired by the historic buildings of the Eixample.


Núñez i Navarro
CDB Arquitectura


Team: Núñez i Navarro (Xavi Alonso), CDB Arquitectura (Carlos Durán, Humbert Costas)
Technical Architecture: AT3 Oller-Peña SLP
Structures: MASALA Consultors
Installations: JG Ingenieros SA











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