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.

Shortlisted projects of the 6th edition

Shortlisted projects of the 6th edition

09 May 2023

The organization of the AHI European Award - Architectural Heritage Intervention – have published the shortlisted works in the categories of Built Heritage and Exterior Spaces.

A total of 26 works (16 in the Built Heritage category and 10 in the Outdoor Spaces category) have been selected by the Jury of the AHI European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, a biennial event organized jointly with the Architects’ Association of Catalonia, and whose main objective is to give visibility and recognition to good practice in heritage intervention in Europe.

Shortlisted in the Built Heritage Category
The International Jury for the Category of Intervention in built heritage, made up of the architects Dikkie Scipio, Susana Valbuena, and Kimmo Lintula, has selected the following from a total of 174 projects submitted:

Bijloke Concert Hall, Ghent, Belgium. DRDH Architects and Julian Harrap Architects
“Sant Francesc” and “La Pardala”, Morella Castle, Morella, Spain. Carquero Arquitectura
Quadrangle Building, King’s College, London, UK. Hall McKnight
Ortega Marañón Foundation, Madrid, Spain. Junquera Arquitectos
Unió de Cooperadors, Gavà, Spain. Meritxell Inaraja
Straf! School met lef, Beringen, Belgium. a2o architecten and AAC architecture
La Carbonería, Barcelona, Spain. OSS Office for Strategic Spaces
Tobacco factory Linz - House Havana, Linz, Austria. Kaltenbacher architektur and STEINBAUER
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany. David Chipperfield Architects
Monsaraz Fortifications – west and south barbican path, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal. Pedro Pacheco Arquitectos
Ombu, Madrid, Spain. Foster+Partners, Ortiz León arquitectos
Bolhão Market, Porto, Portugal. Nuno Valentim, Arquitectura e Reabilitação
Wintercircus Mahy, Ghent, Belgium. Atelier Kempe Thill, aNNo architects, Baro Architecture and SUM Project
Galenicum Headquarters, Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain. HARQUITECTES
City Hall of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. HUB, Origin and Bureau Bouwtechniek
V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, London, UK.  AL_A

Selected in the Exerior Spaces Category

The Jury for the Exterior Spaces Category, made up of the architects Chris Rankin, Pasqual Herrero, and Maria Viñé, have selected the following projects from a total of 31 entries:

Park of Culture Antonio Caregaro Negrin, Mogliano Veneto, Italy. MADE associati
Last chance for a slow dance, Larrabetzu, Spain. behark
Almadraba of Nueva Umbría, Lepe, Spain. SOL89
El Tanque Garden: Industrial Heritage and Nature, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Fernando Menis
Gasworks Area, Stockholm, Sweden. sweco
Trazas de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain. Agi Architects
The airplane spot in the forest, Alhama de Murcia, Spain. Blancafort-Reus Arquitectura
Historic Path of Albacar, Ronda, Spain. Sergio Valadez Mateos
Space “Viewpoint Aljibes”, Álora, Spain. WaterScales arquitectos
Rec Comtal in Vallbona, Barcelona, Spain. Carles Enrich Studio
The final decision for the 6th edition, as well as the winning and finalist projects in the four categories of the Award (in addition to those mentioned, the Award also includes categories for Disclosure and Urban Planning, and two Special Mentions, New European Bauhaus and Restoration) will be announced on June 1st at a ceremony to be held in the Pau Gil pavilion of the Hospital de Sant Pau art noveau site in Barcelona.