42nd AADIPA Heritage Course
For the last 41 years, the Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage (AADIPA) of the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) has been organising the course 'International Seminars on Interventions in Architectural Heritage'. This involves a number of study seminars on the most noteworthy architectural heritage in Europe, and has achieved considerable reach and prestige.
This year, from 12 to 15 December, we will be holding the 42nd edition, titled 'Educational Architectural Heritage. Restoration and interventions in historical learning spaces. Challenges and opportunities'. The intention this year is to spark reflection and debate about the need to highlight this type of heritage: school and university buildings, from their relationship with their city to their interior spaces, on both a local and international scale. The seminars seek to gain an understanding of how the transformations (or even abandonment) of these buildings has influenced their values, and to study examples of restoration and intervention that have added active educational value.
To achieve these objectives, we will have the support of cases explained by local, national and international experts from different professional disciplines related to this particular field.