On the occasion of the sixth edition of the AHI European Heritage Intervention Award, the 26 selected projects under the categories of Built Heritage and Outdoor Spaces have been revealed.
The aim of the AHI European historic Intervention Award, which is presented annually and is supported by the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC), is to make exemplary practices in European historic interventions apparent and to acknowledge those that deserve recognition.
The winners and finalists of this biennial competition will have their works shown at the Pau Gil Room of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona on Thursday, June 1st. These four categories of the Award are Built Heritage, Outdoor Spaces, Planning, and Dissemination.
From a total of 174 proposals that were submitted, the international jury, which was formed of Dikkie Scipio, Susana Valbuena, and Kimmo Lintuli, chose the following 16 works to be included in the category of Intervention in Built Heritage.
Out of the 31 pieces that were submitted, the following 10 were chosen by an international jury comprised of Chris Rankin, Pasqual Herrero, and Maria Vié to be included in the exhibition for the category of Outdoor Spaces.
Park of Culture Antonio Caregaro Negrin
The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention has long been recognized as a prestigious platform, shining a spotlight on projects that strike a delicate balance between honoring the past and embracing contemporary design.
Each of the selected projects stands as a testament to the architects, preservationists, and visionaries who have dedicated their efforts to the safeguarding and enhancement of Europe's architectural legacy.
The rigorous selection process considered projects from various countries across Europe, encompassing a wide range of architectural styles, time periods, and challenges. The diversity and quality of the submissions made the task of the jury particularly challenging, highlighting the rich tapestry of architectural heritage present across the continent.
The selected projects showcase exceptional craftsmanship, meticulous restoration work, and ingenious interventions that breathe new life into historic structures. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, each project tells a unique story of architectural heritage preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable development.
The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention not only acknowledges the remarkable achievements of the selected projects but also serves as an inspiration for future endeavors in architectural preservation and intervention.
These projects demonstrate the importance of recognizing the value of our architectural heritage, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering a harmonious dialogue between past and present.
The recognition bestowed upon the 26 projects by the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention 2023 not only honors the individuals and teams behind them but also highlights the significant role of architectural preservation in shaping Europe's cultural landscape.
Through their remarkable contributions, these projects serve as catalysts for dialogue, appreciation, and continued efforts to protect and celebrate our architectural heritage for generations to come.
In the spirit of collaboration and knowledge sharing, the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention looks forward to showcasing these exceptional projects and inspiring future interventions that will continue to enrich and preserve Europe's architectural heritage.