5th edition of Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

Architectural Heritage Intervention

The Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention’s 5th call, addressed to professionals related to interventions in architectural heritage –architects, historians, archaeologists…–, opens its online registration and will remain open until March 12, 2021. On this occasion, any completed work, carried out or published in the European geographical area during the period between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2020, and which meets the requirements of the 4 categories of the award can be entered:

  • 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.

This 5th edition, as was the case in the previous call, has opted for a jury dynamic that gives visibility to a relevant number of works and thus contributes to recognizing the optimum level of good heritage practice in Europe. In this sense, in category A, the jury will make a selection of up to 15 and in B, a maximum of 10, from which, in both cases, will emerge an award-winner and three finalists; on the other hand, in categories C and D, there will be one winner and three finalists.

In addition for the second consecutive year, 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. The European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, led by Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano, and Jordi Portal, architect members of the group AADIPA 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.

On the other hand, and coinciding with celebrating the maturity reached with the ten-year duration of the project that have made the call possible, its directors reveal their main challenge for the future: to move on from looking to reflecting. Therefore, one of the objectives of the Award, in addition to maintaining its growth and recognizing the best works, is to showcase the plurality of approaches in the field of intervention in the architectural heritage of Europe.

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 5th edition in May 2021 in Barcelona. Source by European Award for Architectural Heritage intervention and photos Courtesy of POCH.

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