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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Almadraba de Nueva Umbría

Almadraba de Nueva Umbría

The Real de la Almadraba was built in 1929 after four centuries of this technique of tuna fishing in the Andalusian coast, was declared BIC (Site of Cultural Interest) in 2015. The rehabilitation is divided into two areas, the ruin of the jetty, and the work pieces (boile, chimney and tar pit). From the trace of the old jetty, using its remains as a foundation, a perimeter wall of cyclopean concrete has been built with stone from the place. On the other hand, the rehabilitation of the rest of the pieces has started from philological criteria, its state of conservation allowed us to deduce the original construction techniques. The third intervention enables an pedestrian path between the two banks of La Flecha. The high landscape value of this protected natural area suggests carrying out a reversible installation by means of a wooden pedestrian path that gradually enters the thicket of broom shrubs. We try to reveal the patrimonial and ethnological heritage of a former fishing technique that coexisted with this coastal landscapes.

Author

SOL89
María González
Juanjo López de la Cruz

Collaborators

Team: Rosa Gallardo, Elena González, Álvaro Valverde, Jaime Fernández
Structures: Enrique Vázquez
Quantity Surveyor: Cristóbal Galocha
Main Contractor: Maralva. Construcciones, Obra civil.

Edition

6
Shortlisted

Year

2022

City

Lepe

Country

Spain

Website

www.sol89.com

Surface area sqm

27.365

Cost €

418.494

Client

Public

Original Programme

Infraestructure

Programme

Landscape

© Photographer

Fernando Alda

Períod

Vernacular

Type of intervention

restoration and addition

Level of intervention

Partial