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.


Brasserie Gallia

Brasserie Gallia

The bar is supplied directly by the production of the neighboring brewery. Several objectives guided us during the design of the project: First, the search for contextual architectural simplicity, and the expression of a humble place evoking the idea of a “factory bar”. On the other hand, the expression of a frugal architecture, concerned with its energy sobriety and the cycle of the materials used for its construction. To recall the memory of the place, the brick apparatus evokes the idea of temporary storage of the brick on the site. To respond to this concern and to a search for frugality in the act of building, the bricks are associated with lime and not with cement, which will allow them to be easily reused during the demolition of the building. Still in this search for energy sobriety, we have chosen to use the heat produced by the beer factory to heat the bar area. The heat from the vegetable waste resulting from the brewing is recovered thanks to a system developed specifically for the project.


Maxime Jansens Architecture
Erwan Bonduelle Architecture


Lead architects: Maxime Jansens, Erwan Bonduelle
Team: Clément Toriellec, Blandine Galliègue









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