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.


Passatge Mas de Roda

Passatge Mas de Roda

In 2021, a complex action was finished in the old factory from 1916 that was part of the "Companyia d'Indústries Agrícoles S.A." of Josep Suñol and Jaume Carner, a place popularly known as "Passatge del sucre" (Sugar Passage). The project, which included the entire factory on both sides of the passage, started in 2003 with the urban development plan. In 2008, the former industrial buildings on the north side were transformed into unconventional dwellings or lofts, while on the south side some 4,500 m² remained unbuilt and have been the subject of the new-build office project. The office project continues the layout of the old volumes, with a more abstract architectural language and similar materiality, so that the whole defines an urban ecosystem coherent with its streets and buildings. This distribution allows the open and enclosed spaces, the public or semi-public and the private, to flexibly coexist, as if it were a small city within the city.


Garcés - de Seta - Bonet Arquitectes
Jordi Garcés
Daria de Seta
Anna Bonet
Berta Rovira


Structures: Estudi M103. Jorge Blasco
Facilities: TBI Ingenieros. Miguel Torrens Blanch
Quantity surveyor: Raúl Pérez
Leed advisor: Alex Parella Rubio
Executive direction of the building work: IMAC Gestion
Contractor: Exnovo construcción









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Original Programme



Mixed Use

© Photographer

Adrià Goula



Type of intervention

Transformation and addition

Level of intervention

Total / Integral