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.


Trazas de Pontevedra

Trazas de Pontevedra

The First Stage of Trazas de Pontevedra concerns landscape interventions carried out in 3 of the 18 Galician-Roman settlements in the province of Pontevedra. These interventions will lay the basis in order to create a unique network for the reinterpretation of Galicia’s archaeological landscape. The interventions in the castros—or Celtic forts—of Alobre, Toiriz, and A Subidá have been sensitive and respectful towards each site’s surrounding environment. The aim was to provide them with a distinct and sustainable identity, while offering a singular experience for visitors and becoming a driver for local tourism. AGi architects have approached the project as a natural museum where the memory of the landscape is recreated by means of native vegetation, different layering patterns—sound, lighting, ground, and routes—, and an information pikes system used as generative and museum-building elements. This creates a cohesive overall experience that brings both the natural and that abstract, imagined, and designed world closer to the observer.


AGi Architects
Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
Nasser B. Abulhasan


Competition project leader: Pablo Sánchez de Vega
Competition project team: Laura Sedano, Nicolás Martín, Lucía Azurmendi, Alfredo García
Project and construction team leader: Pablo López
Project team: Gonzalo Conde, Javier del Pozo, Carlota G.Touet
Construction company: Patrimonio Inteligente









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Original Programme

Ancient settlement



© Photographer

Héctor Santos-Díez



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Total / Integral