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.


Redevelopment of Badaevskiy Brewery site

Redevelopment of Badaevskiy Brewery site

Badaevskiy Brewery is a historic 6-hectare factory complex in the center of Moscow. Large portions of the Brewery’s structures are dilapidated. The remaining two of the three original brick buildings (1875-1912) have Cultural Heritage status. Our project carefully restores and reinforces these two buildings. The third previously demolished centerpiece of the historic ensemble is rebuilt in solid brick, true to the original design, to ensure architectural coherency. A disordered agglomeration of support buildings in the rear is removed. Residential, office and retail program is added in order to rejuvenate the site and support the renovation. The residential construction is lifted 35 meters in the air, supported on slender stilts like an elevated lodge in the forest. The height of the residences allows the historic buildings to retain their clear visibility from the city, as well as their direct connection to the river. A public park emerges in the vacated land under the hovering structures, between the heritage buildings and the waterfront.

Project name

Redevelopment of Badaevskiy Brewery site






Herzog & de Meuron
Jacques Herzog
Pierre de Meuron
Stefan Marbach
Olga Bolshanina
Marcelo Bernardi
Tomislav Dushanov
Ilia Tsachev
Fernando Alonso
Sjoerd Zonderland
Fanny Christinaz








Executive architect: Apex Project Bureau
Building services engineering: Unidraft
Landscape design: Vogt Landscape Limited
Structural engineering: Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, Apex Project Bureau
Acoustics: Apex Project Bureau
Facade engineering: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, Apex Project Bureau
Fire protection: Apex Project Bureau

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