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.


The Escandinavia Project

The Escandinavia Project

The Escandinavia Project is a cultural and research initiative developed in Denmark between 2019 and 2022. It aimed at disclosing the values embedded in modern Nordic architecture and stimulating the architectural exchange between different generations and cultures. The project's protagonists, source of inspiration and inquiry, are the modern Nordic masters and a selected representation of contemporary Spanish architects whose work is in connection with the legacy inherited from the former. The project investigates how an architectural idea, expression, or detail persists along with history by being translated, manipulated, and adapted to other climate, culture, functions, traditions, and construction techniques. Furthermore, by looking closely at the mechanisms of transference, the critical potential of the inherited works takes a new significance and is revitalized. Ultimately, the project ambitions to re-launch attention to the Nordic masters’ architecture and the longstanding attributes it conveys.


Andriette Ahrenkiel
Sara López Arraiza
Nacho Ruiz Allén


Host Institution of the Exhibition: The Utzon Center
Curation and exhibition scenography: Line Nørskov Eriksen, Amalie Vinther Zahle
Host Institution of the Academic Encounter: Aarhus School of Architecture
Book Publisher: The Architectural Publisher B
Book Co-editor: Jonathan Foote
Book Graphic Design: Gilbert Hansen












Mixed programmes

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Left - Courtesy of Archivo COAM. Middle - Nacho Ruiz. Right - Laura Stamer