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.


Between river and rails

Between river and rails

Between river and rails exhibition and its catalogue are the principal results of the TRAHERE (TRAin HEritage REuse) project. It is part of a little-explored line of urban studies that combines the exactitude and depth of scientific and urban historical studies with an artistic perspective, the consequence of a transversal approach, and a careful postproduction process of the results in order to provide emotional experiences that can be shared by citizens. TRAHERE is a Latin verb from which derives the word train. As an acronym it emphasizes the concept of reuse as a postproduction process in which all kind of unused materials find, with few means, a new life. In this theoretical context, the objectives are: To encourage a more democratic conservation of the urban cultural landscape; To claim the care of the public space and its heritage, thereby promoting its knowledge in line with a new sensibility; To apply historical and heritage knowledge to a more open and participatory social context through the use of storytelling techniques


Graziella Trovato


Production and coordination: CentroCentro
Exhibition design: Murray agencia de diseño
Urban photography: Davide Curatola Soprana Botanical analysis: Ramón Gómez
Landscape analysis and proposal: Luis Moya
The Cultural Landscape Reseach Group (GIPC - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid): Clara Álvarez García, Isabel Rodríguez de la Rosa, Beatriz Salido













© Photographer

Lukasz Michalak