The 6th edition of the European Award AHI –Architectural Heritage Intervention–, a biennial contest organized with the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC), whose primary objective is to distinguish quality interventions in built heritage in all its dimensions and contribute to their dissemination, will remain open until March 30, 2023 at 24:00 (GMT +1).
Barcelona, March 2023. The 6th edition of the European Award AHI, aimed at all those professionals and associations involved with Architectural Heritage –architects, architectural firms, urban planners, historians, archaeologists, etc.–, extends the registration period until March 30, 2023. On this occasion, the contest covers all works carried out or published in Europe between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2022 and that meet the requirements of the four categories into which the Award is divided, with the sole exception of the Disclosure category, where works by European authors in other territories will be accepted.
– Built heritage
All those architectural interventions, permanent or ephemeral, on architectural assets of patrimonial interest.
– Exterior spaces
All those interventions in the historic public space in the area of monuments and cultural landscapes.
– Urban planning
All planning work aimed at the protection, conservation or enhancement of Architectural Heritage.
All initiatives, activities, and actions aimed at disseminating the values of ArchitecturalHeritage.
The international jury of the 6th edition of the European Award AHI, a committee of experts with a proven track record in the field of intervention in Architectural Heritage, will vote according to a dynamic that is committed to giving visibility to a relevant number of works and thus, contributes to recognizing the optimum level of good heritage practice in Europe. In this sense, a maximum of 15 entries will be short-listed in the Built Heritage category and a maximum of 10 in the Exterior Spaces category, from which a prize-winner and finalists will emerge in both cases. In the Urban planning and Disclosure categories, a winner and finalists are selected, and, for the third consecutive year, from all the work presented, will award a Special Mention for Restoration to the intervention that from a technical and methodological point of view stands out for its quality, precision and respect.
In addition, and as the main novelty, another award is added to the contest: the Special Mention New European Bauhaus. An award that all the works presented will also opt for and that, in accordance with the initiative that in 2020 and under the same name launched by the European Union, will recognize that work that, in its approach to heritage, proposes interventions that give priority to values such as sustainability, aesthetics or inclusion.
The European Award AHI, led by the architects Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano, and Jordi Portal, that in its previous edition coinciding with its 10th anniversary in existence, experienced a growth of 25%, with almost 300 projects registered and 23 countries represented, aspire to consolidate and confirm its maturity and its status as a European benchmark in the field of architectural restoration.
The official award ceremony will take place in June 2023 in Barcelona, in a public event that will coincide with the 6th International Biennial AHI. A conference to exchange knowledge and experiences, which has a non-European country as a guest, and is organised by the Architectural Heritage Intervention (AHI) platform with the support of the COAC and the Generalitat de Catalunya.
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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LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION: 30 March 2023
LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION: 30 March 2023
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