AHI European Award Has Published the Shortlisted Works
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 241 projects from 28 different European countries were submitted for this year’s edition. This confirms the growing interest in the event, as evidenced by the high number of new participants, which on this occasion exceeded 50% of the total.
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 & 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 & AAC architecture
• La Carbonería, Barcelona, Spain. OSS Office for Strategic Spaces
• Tobacco factory Linz - House Havana, Linz, Austria. Kaltenbacher architektur & 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
• Bolhão Market, Porto, Portugal. Nuno Valentim, Arquitectura e Reabilitação
• Wintercircus Mahy, Ghent, Belgium. Atelier Kempe Thill, aNNo architects, Baro Architecture & 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 Exterior 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.
Architectural Heritage Intervention (AHI)
The AHI platform contributes to the revaluation of Architectural Heritage and includes a European-scale Award, an international Biennial, a digital Archive and, a debate Forum. AHI is committed to an active and continuous dissemination policy. AHI understands and disseminates architectural heritage from a plural and contemporary perspective.
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