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.


Citroën Building

Citroën Building

The Citroën garage is a building constructed by the architects A. Dumont and M. Van Goethem in the early 1930s. It is an immense 16 500 m2 complex designed to take a car factory and showroom, and is a textbook example of the functionalist logic and industrial architecture of the interwar years. Glass and steel are virtually the only building materials, and the scale and particularly streamlined design lend the building a great expressiveness. The building was recently purchased by the Société d’Aménagement Urbain, which hopes to convert it to receive a museum of modern and contemporary art. The study aims: to define the heritage qualities of the various components of the building; to establish the conditions for transforming this building into a museum of modern and contemporary art, together with an architecture centre and complementary programmes opening up towards local neighbourhoods; to consider the planning conditions for opening up the building to its immediate surroundings.




MSA: Benoit Moritz, Jean-Marc Simon, Alain Simon
WDJArchitecten: Wessel de Jonge
Advisers: Jacques Timmerman, Tanguy de Lophem
Idea Consult, Aries Consultants, Laurent Busine


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