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.
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.
The Sant Antoni Market, completed in 1882 according to the project by the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias and the engineer Josep Maria Cornet i Mas, is one of the most emblematic public buildings in Barcelona’s Ensanche. Since its construction, the s
The building for the Research Institute of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital concentrates the research activity of this foundation, previously scattered throughout the hospital complex. The proposal is located on the northeast end of the ensemble de
The project sets out to refurbish the Sant Julià de Ramis castle, a military fortress raised at the end of the 19th century, and that is located in the town of the same name, close to Girona. The ensemble was closed down in 1970, and was gradually ab
At the end of the 19th century, the textile industry of the town of Callús flourished and developed along the Cardener River, which became the center of activity. As a consequence, both the small castle of Godmar and the church of Sant Sadurní fell g
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
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
De Escuela de Mareantes en el siglo XVII a sede de la Presidencia de la Junta de Andalucía en el XXI; el palacio sevillano ha cambiado de programa, manteniendo su sustancia.
La cornisa más hermosa de Madrid incorpora una nueva pieza, remate del conjunto formado por el Palacio de Oriente y la Catedral de la Almudena; un museo que es a la vez un murallón.
El edificio modernista terminado en 1885 por Lluís Doménech Montaner para la editorial Montaner en el Ensanche de Barcelona renació en 1990 como Fundación Tàpies, rehabilitado por Roser Amadó y Lluís Doménech Girbau. Recientemente ha iniciado su terc