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.


Historic Path of Albacar

Historic Path of Albacar

The Historic Path of Albacar is the inner path of the historic wall of the same name that connects the “Gate of the Wind” with the “Gate of the Mills”, which, just before the intervention, was an abandoned residual space and disconnected from the urban area of the city center despite its physical proximity. The project has consisted mainly in the recovery and consolidation of the architectural elements that make up the path, these being mainly the dry stone walls and the pavement. In addition, the space has been equipped with a lighting installation that did not exist before. The material used for both the pavement and the dry stone walls is Arroyo del Toro stone, which is a pinkish sandstone from a local quarry, which looks similar to the stone that makes up the Tajo de Ronda itself. The executed stone pavement is reminiscent of the herringbone brick pavement typical of the Islamic period. No concrete has been used in any case, only lime mortars and compacted soils stabilized with lime.


Sergio Valadez Mateos


Francisco Gil Márquez, Raquel Jiménez Nieto









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© Photographer

Pablo Fernández Díaz-Fierros



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