The competition-winning project set out to renovate and transform the Caserne de Reuilly, a former infantry quarter located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Dating from the 19th century, during World War II the Caserne de Reuilly served as a mobi
The Czech studio Atelier-r, headed by Miroslav Pospíšil, has refurbished Helfštýn Castle. It is located in Týn nad Bečvou, a municipality in the Olomouc Region of the eastern part of the Czech Republic. Helfštýn dates back to the 14th century and t
Since its blasting during the First Carlist War, Jorba Castle has been little more than a hodgepodge of ruins high over a small town of the Catalonian comarca of Anoia. But the earth moving carried out in the course of what was to be a simple adjustm
The Barcelona practice of Carles Enrich has transformed an old church in the Catalonian municipality of Gironella into a cultural center for the performing arts. Built in the mid-14th century, the religious construction was repurposed several times,
Taking the building as an urban entity, the project upgrades all the spaces and historical elements of the former hospital in order to accommodate a contemporary program...
The commission involved turning Hotel Montecarlo into a retail, office, and residential building, adapting its historical elements to the new uses and in the process upgrading them. Presenting two fronts of different urban character, the building sew
Photographs from the early 20th century have allowed to rebuild the castle using sandstone ashlar pieces with carved headers to let light pass through; a substructure anchored to the concrete cores of the interior of the towers stabilizes the new wal
The Barcelona practice of Carles Enrich undertook the restoration of one of the two faces of the defense tower at the castle of Merola, the only remnants of the 13th-century construction in Puig-reig, a municipality of the comarca of Berguedà. The 20
Aside from protecting a series of ruins in the Pearling Path, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the building becomes a foyer for the medina and a public space for the people of Muharraq.
For the first time in 500 years, a large part of the Procuratie Vecchie will be open to the public thanks to a series of interventions: restoring the first and second floors, reorganizing accessibility, and renewing the entrance to the third floor le
Within the historical area of the city of Rome, three buildings have been turned into a cultural center containing exhibition halls, accommodations for artists, and a rooftop restaurant.
Archaeologists fear the structural changes aimed to improve access to the Unesco site will “dramatically” change its form. Plans for a major renovation project to the western entrance of the Acropolis have met with strong opposition from archaeologis
Finland is updating its tentative list in line with the World Heritage Agreement. In summer 2018, an open, online questionnaire survey was conducted for new nominations to be world heritage sites, which were considered in 2019 by a workgroup set up b
The dismantling of The Elion-Hitchings Building, near where Cornwallis Road meets the Durham Freeway, has been underway internally for several months. But now the demolition has reached the point where workers are pulling the building apart and hauli
The youngest generations of architects have demonstrated that Catalan architecture can well pursue courses deviating from the cosmopolitanism of disseny and Barcelona. It is true that the teaching and practice of the profession in Catalonia has to a
From Aleppo to Palmyra, many of the country’s architectural treasures have been reduced to rubble, but restoration has begun...
The winners of the four categories of the fourth European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention (AADIPA), given in a ceremony held in June at the Catalonia Institute of Architects (COAC) in Barcelona, are: under Intervention in Built Heritage
The recipients of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards were announced on 21 May. These are among the most high-profile prizes in the profession, and the year 2019 has reaped a total of twenty-five recognitions in sixteen countries of t
Construir sobre lo construido es un problema moderno. Antes de que existiera la perspectiva histórica, los restos del pasado —incluso los más prestigiosos de la Antigüedad clásica— eran tratados como materia muerta que, una vez descompuesta merced al
After many years of large interventions, Spain is now moving on to times of minor surgery. If not all ailments require open-heart surgery, not all social demands call for the construction of large buildings: the health of citizens is preserved and pr
The Unesco Commitee that gathered in Istanbul on 10 July only to cut short its stay because of the 16 July coup d’etat attempt has added five new enclaves to its Heritage of Humanity list, among them seventeen buildings by Le Corbusier and the batter
If our only true homeland are the landscapes of childhood, our only heritage are the memories which serve as a support for our personal or collective identity. But our memory feeds not only on pale photographs, forgotten music or fading perfumes; it