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.


Access to Jorba's Castle

Access to Jorba's Castle

Jorba’s castle is located at the top of Puig de la Guàrdia, in the municipality of Jorba, and represents sedimentation of the uses acquired throughout the centuries. The intervention consists in facilitating the access to the watchtower, highlighting its original function. The archaeological works allowed to unearth structures of the different stages that are consolidated, reusing stones found in the excavation works. The stones unused are collected next to the path, waiting to be reused in later phases. Due to the access difficulties, the works have been carried out by manual means and materials used were easy to handle and transport. An old existing path is used as a route for the first section of the new access. The following section is perpendicular to the walls of the castle and offers a view of its north elevation. The last section is tangent to the main guideline of the walls and allows direct contact with the archaeological remains. Once you reach the upper level you get a view of the village of Jorba and the old royal road.

Project name

Access to Jorba's Castle






Carles Enrich Studio
Carles Enrich Giménez



Surface area sqm







Team: Anna de Castro
Archaeological works: ArqueoVitis (Mireia Sabaté)
Constructor: Pendís Bagà

Cost €


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Adrià Goula

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