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 6th edition of the AHI European Award culminates with the awards ceremony in each of its different categories

The 6th edition of the AHI European Award culminates with the awards ceremony in each of its different categories

22 May 2023

On 1 June, at 6 p.m., in the Pau Gil pavilion of the Hospital de Sant Pau art noveau complex, the awards ceremony for the European AHI -Architectural Heritage Intervention- Award, a biennial competition organised jointly with the COAC, will take place. 

The event will begin with lectures by two of the winners of the 5th edition of the Award and current members of the jury for this edition, Dikkie Scipio and Pasqual Herrero. Scipio will talk about her project for the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) in Antwerp, Belgium, winner of the 2021 Built Heritage category; and Herrero will talk about the Plaza de la Sinagoga in Onda, Spain, winner in that same edition of the Outdoor Spaces category.

Subsequently, at 7:00 p.m., the international Jury will present the projects selected in the four Award categories, as well as those from the two Special Mentions: Restoration and New European Bauhaus. 

The Institutional Award Ceremony will take place at 8:00 p.m., hosted by the journalist Roger de Gràcia. The Jury's decision will then be announced and the awards and diplomas handed over by the invited authorities:

· Director of Services of the public space of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Mr. Albert Gassull (Disclosure Category)
· Director of Operations of the Institut Català del Sòl, Ms. Elisabeth Cirici (Urban planning Category)
· Chief Architect of the Barcelona City Council, Mr. Xavier Matilla (Exterior Spaces Category)
· Dean of the College of Architects of Catalonia, Mr. Guillem Costa Calsamiglia (Built Heritage Category) 
· Member of the European Parliament, Mr. Marcos Ros (Special Mention New European Bauhaus)
· Director General for Cultural Heritage of the Department of Culture at the Generalitat de Catalunya, Mrs. Sònia Hernàndez (Special Mention for Restoration)

With a total of 241 submitted projects, 55% of which are first-time participants, the 6th edition has concluded, confirming once again the event's growing popularity and reputation in Europe.

Limited Capacity. RSVP at: https://www.arquitectes.cat/ca/inscripcio-premis-ahi
Languages: Spanish / Catalan / English

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