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.


Provisional urbanization of Can Batlló

Provisional urbanization of Can Batlló

The 9 hectare Can Batlló industrial complex is located in the heart of the Sants-Montjuic district, occupying one-third of the area of La Bordeta. The textile industry which at first was the economic engine of the area ended up being its main problem due to the decline of its activity and the great barrier that supposes in the connectivity of the neighborhood. In 2008 the planning and urbanization project was approved, which should allow the new development of the sector (housing, equipment, park, etc.). The on-going real estate crisis slows down, indefinitely, the project. Finally, 3 years later, on June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a local platform accessed the venue and organized a ludic-reclamation conference with the aim of initiating, even by its own means, the process of recovery of the sector towards the neighborhood. This is the context in which the assignment is addressed which is defining a first action of provisional urbanization that allows opening the sector to the neighborhood.

Project name

Provisional urbanization of Can Batlló






Joan Roig
Enric Batlle
Ivan Sanchez



Surface area sqm





Team: Mario Súñer (Architect), Dolors Feu (Agricultural engineer & Landscape architect)

Cost €


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Antonio Navarro Wijkmark

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