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.


National Network of Traditional Building Masters

National Network of Traditional Building Masters

Without the traditional crafts that have given rise to the material heritage that we admire today, its conservation in the long term would be doomed to failure. Implementing the project has made it possible bring many artisans together, in addition to also helping to foster recognition and respect for these trades amongst the various agents who are responsible for preserving Spain’s heritage. On this platform, freely accessed on redmaestros.com, information about over 400 of the most outstanding artisans specialized in different crafts of traditional construction can already be found. Around 2,500 professionals have been identified and their work has been evaluated. This initiative has been developed by INTBAU (International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) whose patron and founder is H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and the collaboration of the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute (IPCE) and the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture.

Project name

National Network of Traditional Building Masters






Alejandro García Hermida








Funding: INTBAU, thanks to the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust
Coordination: Rebeca Gómez-Gordo Villa, Camilla Mileto, Fernando Vegas López- Manzanares
Team: Ángela Calvo García, Soledad García Sáez, Ana María Gil Valera, Ruth López Calzada, Susana Lozano Rojo, Carmen Moreno Adán, Raquel Peña López, Alba Ramírez Arteaga, Santiago Rodríguez Pérez, Paula San Nicolás Palanca, Paloma Sánchez Broch
Raquel Soler Porras, Salvador Tomás Márquez, Lander Unzilla Cortaberria
Web: Lucho Dávila López, Carmen García Hermida, Jorge Mendoza

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