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.

Special Mention New European Bauhaus

Special Mention New European Bauhaus

07 March 2023

In the sixth edition of the European Award AHI (Architectural Heritage Intervention), a new Special Mention award will be given. The award is committed to highlighting the values of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion that the New European Bauhaus defends and promotes. It derives from the competition's synergies with the European Union, which in 2020 as a result of the Green Pact, established the initiative with the aim of improving the lives of citizens along with placing culture at the center of European policies.

This European Green Pact aims to connect society with its living spaces, rethinking homes, neighbourhoods and cities. In this edition, along with the prizes awarded in the four existing categories: Built Heritage, Exterior Spaces, Planning and Dissemination and the Special Mention for Restoration; the New European Bauhaus Special Mention will be given to the work presented that, in its approach to heritage, provides interventions that prioritize ideals such as sustainability, aesthetics, or inclusion.

Those responsible for awarding the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Special Mention will be the directors of the Award, the architects Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano and Jordi Portal, together with the MEP Marcos Ros. Holding a PhD in Architecture from the Complutense University in Madrid, he is Professor of Urbanism at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and, as a representative of the European Parliament, promoter of the New European Bauhaus program.