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.


Unió de Cooperadors

Unió de Cooperadors

Unió de Cooperadors is a representative building resulting from the initiative of a group of workers who joined the cooperative movement and asked Sert & Torres Clavé, architects members of the GATCPAC and representatives of rationalist architecture, for a design of their headquarters. The aim of the refurbishing is to recover the original function of the building, adapting it to the current needs and context, and reviving the architectural principles that inspired it: structure of pillars, open plan, façade with large windows, circular staircase and bright colours. Taking advantatge of the multiple transformations undergone over the years have provided the building with greater spatial quality and natural light and have adapted it to current regulations for public uses. The building is designated for multiple uses linked to the city’s young entrepreneurs, in connection with its origins as a cooperative and as a legacy of an architectural style that has changed the way we understand buildings, with its political, economic and social dimension.


Meritxell Inaraja


Architecture: Laura Bigas, Amàlia Casals, Ester Serradell
Structure: Eskubi-Turró arquitectes
Facilities: AIA Activitats Instal.lacions Arquitectòniques
Quantity surveyor: AMB (Mònica Mauricio)
Health and Safety Coordination: Atenea Seguridad y Medioambient SAU
Structural Studies and Pathologies: COTCA
Chromatis Studies: Patrimoni 2.0 Consultors
Gavà Town Hall: Fidel Vázquez, Sílvia Muntané, Rafa Marroco









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Adrià Goula



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