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.

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Cal Metre's path

Cal Metre's path

The old centre of Gironella extends above the River Llobregat, on a cliff. At the foot of this slope is located the textile colony of Cal Metre. Cal Metre’s path connected the old town and the former colony and was an underused place. After the location of an elevator to facilitate access to the historic centre, this path has become an everyday road. The intervention responds to a demand for accessibility improvement and intends to turn this old path into a place to contemplate the river landscape and also a stage for activities. The project seeks to enhance the relation between the walkway and the river, proposing a series of meeting spaces materialized by reusing paving stones from the streets of the historic centre, installed with an open joint to enable the growth of vegetation. Two intensities are differentiated in the pavements: a central strip made with an exposed aggregate concrete continuous paving and soft side margins. The limits of the concrete pavement are softened by creating a greenway where spontaneous vegetation grows.

Project name

Cal Metre's path

Edition

4
Shortlisted

City

Gironella

Author

Carles Enrich Studio
Carles Enrich Giménez

Year

2017

Surface area sqm

1.150

Client

Public

Country

Spain

Collaborators

Team: Anna de Castro
Landscape gardening: Curriu serveis de jardineria i paisatgisme
Constructor: Serviobres Queralt

Cost €

89.000

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Carles Enrich Giménez

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