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.


Valencia Central Park

Valencia Central Park

Following the relocation of high-speed trains below ground, Valencia’s Parque Central is one of the city’s most significant redevelopments to date. This 23-hectare park is the social heart of the city, uniting eastern and western neighbourhoods that were previously divided by the railway. The concept draws on the tradition of ceramics in Valencia, the presence of water and a celebration of the agricultural belt and vegetation in the region. 6 ‘bowls’ are created through terracing and landformation which are framed by the re-purposed railway buildings. These buildings house activities for sport, education, food and beverage which support the recreational activities within the park.

Project name

Valencia Central Park






Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Kathryn Gustafson
Neil Porter
Mary Bowman



Surface area sqm





Team: Borgos Pieper, Grupotec and Nova Ingenieria



Cost €


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