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.


Accessibility project for the Heritage Park of Ceto

Accessibility project for the Heritage Park of Ceto

The project is part of a wooded area (first UNESCO site in Italy) home to numerous significant historical rocks. In order to make the area accessible to everyone, the intervention exploits the topography forming a continuous ribbon which guides the visitor to the most significant rock, where it modifies its shape becoming a sound device that, recalling the ancestral sounds of the incisions, signals the presence of the rock. It aims to overcome the common division between abled and disabled users and it reflects on the ability to transmit information in the field of cultural and landscape heritage. The intervention is a device capable of interacting with the individual perception in order to generate sensations and emotions useful to fix the memento of place and experience in the visitor’s memory. The structure stimulates multiple human senses: the sight, the hearing through an analog sound reproduction device, and the touch through the vibrations diffused by the structure, the changes of coating material and the special carved tiles.

Project name

Accessibility project for the Heritage Park of Ceto




Paspardo (Brescia)


Babau Bureau
Elisa Brusegan



Surface area sqm







Team: Marco Ballarin, Elisa Brusegan, Stefano Tornieri, Massimo Triches, Luisina Mainero, Riccardo Modolo, Natalia Otonicar.
Consultants: Cooperativa Il Cardo (Marco Milzani, Giovanni Bonomelli, Simone Albertoni); Riserva Naturale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo (Marco Lanzetti); Comunità Montana di Valle Camonica (Sergio Cotti Piccinelli).
Realization: Ducom Design, Crea Concrete Design.

Cost €


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Babau Bureau, Elisa Brusegan

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