AIA Europe First Vice-President, Carsten Hanssen, represented AIA Europe at the European Architectural Heritage Awards (AADIPA) held in Barcelona, Spain June 14th to 15th, 2017.
In addition to being a part of the 15 person international jury invited to judge the 200 submitted projects, Carsten also moderated a lively panel discussion about Architectural Heritage in Europe and presented the AIA Europe Chapter to the attending audience of architects.
AADIPA discovered the AIA European Chapter at our Spring 2016 Conference in Barcelona and asked for our support in finding two American architects to lecture on architectural Heritage practice in the United States. AIA Europe was pleased to welcome two renowned US experts David Fixler, FAIA from Boston and William Dupont, FAIA from San Antonio, Texas to the European Architectural Heritage Awards Event.
The winners of the AADIPA Awards were announced on the last day of the event, with a cocktail held at the Catalan Order of Architect's building across from the 13th century Barcelona Cathedral – reminding the participants of the old and new architecture they had gathered to debate and celebrate.