Last call! 5th April 2019 closes registration to the AADIPA Award



5th April 2019 closes the registration to the 4th edition of The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, a biennial contest organized with the support of COAC (Architects' Association of Catalonia) and AADIPA (Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage) the purpose of which is to distinguish quality heritage interventions and contribute to its disclosure.
In this edition the Award is committed to giving visibility to a greater number of works by making a selection of projects that will be announced prior to the awards ceremony, that will take place the 13th of June 2019 in Barcelona. In addition, for the first time and in order to recognize the optimum level of good heritage practice in Europe, a Special Restoration Award will be awarded, among all the works submitted, to the intervention that from a technical and methodological point of view stands out for its quality, precision and respect.
One more year, the European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA has an international jury for each category that, in its 4th edition, will be formed by the architects: Louis Leger, partner of the architecture studio BAST of Toulouse; Marià Castelló from Marià Castelló Architecture based in Formentera; and Leticia Soriano from Alea Olea, in Category A. Benoit Moritz, founder of the Belgian firm MSA; Elisabeth Abalo from Abalo Alonso Arquitectos; and Elena Albareda from Cíclica, in Category B. Professor in Urban Design and Landscaping at the Polytechnic of Milan, Chiara Nifosi; Javier Gallego, Ph.D. in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid; and Joan Casadevall, director of the architecture project Gabinet del Color, in Category C. Finally, Mariana Correia, international consultant for ICOMOS on World Heritage; José Manuel Chacón Bulnes, Ph.D. and Master’s degree in the Restoration of Historical Heritage from the UPCT; and Anna Ramos, architect and director of the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona, in Category D.
Category A: Intervention in built heritage
All architectural, permanent or ephemeral interventions in architectural properties of heritage interest.
Category B: Exterior spaces
All interventions in the historic public space, in monumental and cultural landscape environments.
Category C: Urban planning
All planning work aimed at the protection, conservation and enhancement of architectural heritage.
Category D: Disclosure
Those initiatives, activities and actions that are aimed at disseminating the values of architectural heritage.
The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPA, led by Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano, and Jordi Portal, architects members of the group AADIPA, that in its previous edition enjoyed registration figures confirming its international notoriety and with relevant overall quality in the presented proposals, aspires to continue increasing participation and quality, to consolidate its European scope and to involve associations, citizens and other agents related to heritage in order to open up to society.
As happens every year, the official award ceremony will take place within the framework of the International Biennial of Architectural Heritage Intervention. A conference that is organized by the award management, with the support of the COAC, AADIPA and the Generalitat de Catalunya, and that will hold its 4th edition in June 2019 in Barcelona.