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.


Ortega Marañón Foundation

Ortega Marañón Foundation

The Foundation has established itself as a cultural reference institution that demanded a public projection and a new welcome space as a multipurpose room. The ampliation is a dialogue between 3 buildings of 3 different eras, to turn it into a educational campus. The rehabilitation fundamentals focus on maintaining the hallmarks of the existing buildings in their more than 150 years of life. Used as a residential palace, ladies’s bedrooms, headquarter, archive, researchers' offices and nowadays incorporating new exhibition rooms and a multipurpose room. Today, it is possible to recognize the traces of its history, typologies, materials, etc. Searching for an ambiguous relationship between the ampliation and the Arniches building. Using its architectural language. A silent performance, whose ambiguity in the future will make it difficult to perceive whether it is part of Arniches's proposal. The volume has a single façade that overlooks the garden through a continuous window protected by mobile wooden slats whose function is to adapt the light to the various activities.


Junquera arquitectos
Mireia Muntaner Gil
Jerónimo Junquera González-Bueno
Ana Junquera González-Bueno
Jerónimo Junquera García del Diestro


Team: Elena Pascual, Manuel Ordoñez, Maria Eugenia Argelich Argerich, Irene Monzón, Paula Esteban, Pedro Luis de la Cuerda, Ignacio Peréz, María Ros, Juan Carlos Jiménez, María Hevilla, Alejandro Labrador, Mercedes González-Sandoval
Engineering consulting: Mecanismo, Juan Rey
Building services consulting: Úrculo Ingenieros, Carlos Úrculo
Quantity surveyor: María Vallier, Mariano Cid
Landscape: Teresa Galí y Jordi Nebot









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© Photographer

Lucía Gorostegui



Type of intervention

Restoration and addition

Level of intervention

Total / Integral