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.


Streetmekka, hub for street sports and street culture

Streetmekka, hub for street sports and street culture

Situated in the outskirt, the old industrial building was vacant and abandoned. Instead of demolishing the focus of the project was on how to take this introverted typology and give it a new life with a very limited budget? Despite the generic appearance, these typologies often contain an impressive interior space and the idea was to expose it to the world. By removing the walls at both ends of the building and placing all the office and workshop spaces on one side and the skating on the other, the interiors are kept as free as possible. The existing concrete facade is wrapped in a new translucent polycarbonate skin that gives the appearance of a light and welcoming building, dynamically changing from day to night. Last, the building is filled with functions aimed to meet the increasing demand for self-organized alternatives to the established sports and cultural activities, supporting the client mission to attract local youth and create lasting social change through sports and culture, enabling integration and empowerment in their lives.

Project name

Streetmekka, hub for street sports and street culture






EFFEKT Architects
Tue Hesselberg Foged
Sinus Lynge
Ulrik Mathiasson
Christoffer Gotfredsen
Virginie Le Goffic
Yulia Kozlova
Evgeny Markachev
Nicolai Duedahl Hende
Mikkel Bøgh



Surface area sqm







Landscape: BOGL
Structures: Rambøll
Construction: Thomas Andersen A/S
Consultants: Luke Jouppi, Lars Pedersen, Jonathan Linde, Copenhagen Bouldering, Nørlum



Cost €


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Rasmus Hjortshøj

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