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.


Tobacco factory Linz - House Havana

Tobacco factory Linz - House Havana

The House Havana –listed as a monument- is located near the danube in the industrial ensemble of the tobacco factory in Linz. It was built as a tobacco warehouse in the 1930s according to plans by Peter Behrens. After the demolition of all non-historical-listed components in 2017, there started the revitalizing since 2022. The credo of the revitalization is not to disturb the balance of the industrial monument in its strong presence despite a new facade statement, but to supplement it with a coherent concept for the preservation of monuments. The main actor plays the glass block - originating from the beginning of the 20th century. This material enables maximum light yield inside the formerly dark tobacco store. In order to correspond to Behren's prevailing structure, all supporting steel constructions disappear inside the glass block joints and are only visible horizontally in the form of a supporting window. The newly built stair tower creates an introverted environment before entering the individually designed office space.


Kaltenbacher architektur
STEINBAUER architektur+design


Kaltenbacher: Andrea Crnjak, Peter Salem, Wolfgang Spies
Steinbauer: Oliver Steinbauer
Client: Immobilien Linz GmbH & Co KG
Structural engineering: Thomas Lorenz ZT GmbH
Technology: Kinast Schmid GmbH, pbW D. Wintersperger, ETECH Schmid and Pachler Elektrotechnik, FSSM GmbH









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STEINBAUER architektur+design


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