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.


Study of the urban landscape of the La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample neighbourhood

Study of the urban landscape of the La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample neighbourhood

The current Urban Landscape Study is part of a series of new perspectives proposed by Barcelona Urban Landscape Institute (IMPU) with the intend of making Barcelona's neighborhoods be more neighbourly without abdicating its urbanity. The area under study is between Gran Via, Carrer Urgell and Tarragona Streets and Sarrià and Tarradellas Avenues up to Diagonal: a fragment of that Eixample that identifies Barcelona, which fortunately, and by Cerdà’s will, today is still a whole. We have confirmed the value of the large precincts -Escorxador Park, La Model Prison or the Industrial School- and those of the plot and the building but, above all, the opportunities generated by the centrality of the neighborhood confirmed by Sants Station, a city gateway, and by Rome Ave., a wound still to be sutured. The study develops the methodology we established for the IMPU in 2017. Through a careful observation of its observed values - historical, formal and social – the research establishes 10 quality objectives that will become guidelines for future actions.


Sara Bartumeus
Anna Renau
Rosa Escala
Jordi Sardà


Architects: Jordi Sardà, Ramon Gumà; Brenda Roqueta, RAONS PÚBLIQUES
Historian: Carme Rodriguez
Anthropologist: Gaspar Maza
Designer: Raimon Escala













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