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.


V&A Exhibition Road Quarter

V&A Exhibition Road Quarter

The largest building project undertaken by the V&A in over 100 years, the Exhibition Road Quarter comprises a new entrance, courtyard, exhibition gallery, conservation and logistics areas. This project has changed the V&A’s relationship with the city, taking the street into the museum and the museum into the street. The new courtyard attracts new audiences, making explicit ideas of access and democracy. Thoughtful details express the duality of history and modernity. The design of the world’s first porcelain courtyard builds on the museum’s didactic ethos and its unrivalled ceramics collection. New perforated gates reference the removal of the Aston Web Screen stonework and its WWII shrapnel damage, memorialising the past as well as celebrating the future. Cutting through the stone façade to create new front doors reveals a perspective of the stonework not visible before. This project has changed the way people think about the museum and the way the institution sees itself through the way in which it now engages with contemporary life.


Amanda Levete


Structural, Civil and Services Engineering Consultant: ARUP
Lighting Consultant: DHA Designs
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon/AECOM
Historical Consultant: GQA








United Kingdom

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Hufton + Crow


Edwardian Baroque

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Total / Integral