3 – 6 September 2020
Concentrico is Logroño’s International Festival of Architecture and Design that proposes to reflect on the urban environment and the city. Concéntrico 06 was held from 3 to 6 September 2020.
The Festival invites visitors to tour the city through installations, exhibitions, meetings, activities and performances that create a connection between the squares, streets, courtyards and hidden spaces that usually go unnoticed in their daily lives.
Since 2015, the festival has brought together 59 urban installations in its five editions, in addition to the 14 interventions that will take place this year:
Gregor Schneider, Germany / Iza Rutkowska, Poland / Storey Studio, United Kingdom / Jordi Gali con Jérémy Paon y Julien Quartier, France / KOGAA, Czech Republic / Mecanismo, España / Taneli Mansikkamäki, Finland / Attila Kim + Bogdan Ciocodeica, Romania / Anna & Eugeni Bach, Spain
Winners of the calls / Ignacio Hornillos + Javier Fernández, Spain / Silvia Bachetti + Agnese Casadio, Germany – Italy / Alejandro Ramírez, Mexico
Guest schools / Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja, Spain / Escuela de Arquitectura de Toledo, Spain
The exhibitions have extended the focus to new international contexts, in 2020 we explore architecture and its natural cycles with The Pavilion of Reverberations by Centrala and Fundacja Bec Zmiana in an exhibition that began in the Polish pavilion of La Biennale di Venezia; the design of the Finnish Tuomas Kuure in Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja.
The programme is completed in each edition with other activities, such as meetings and conversations with the support of Spanish Cultural Action and Creative Europe.
The structure builds a very dark passage in the shape of a black cross. It cancels the distinction between one’s own outer/physical and inner/psychological space; between a publicly shared and a private personal space.
Plaza del Mercado
A modular structure built to minimize the number of cuts, screws and additives. Uses recyclable and/or reusable materials to create a flexible space that can be easily rebuilt or expanded.
Taneli Mansikkamäki (AGO)
In collective consciousness it was always the object representing a man on a horse. How can we change the meaning of the equestrian statue in 2020 when we leave it to be designed by a woman?
Paseo del Espolón
An itinerant installation that explores the underutilized potential of empty urban spaces and their alternative functions. The object reactivates these places by providing a stage and a place to rest.
Parking – Mayor Street
Courtyard of Reflections
An installation that reflects on the sensory power of nature in the built environment. An aromatic garden is formed with seasonal plants to establish new sensory and visual relationships.
Plaza San Bartolomé
A large platform floats on the pavement of the square like a big picnic blanket. The installation is a symbolic gesture that brings together all the members of Logroño’s multicultural community in a party.
Attila KIM & Bogdan CIOCODEICA
Plaza del Revellín
A big rocking bench. A space in the city, dynamic and adaptable that can generate, thanks to its dimension and movement, diverse situations among different users, giving rise to new social relations.
Gran vía Street
A poetic, abstract and geometric intervention, the installation was born with the desire to deploy a constructive and humane gesture that echoes the rhythm of the cypress trees, an impossible perspective towards the Church.
Jordi Galí – Arrangement Provisoire
Santiago Church Square
Sticks & Stones
In the middle of the Calado de San Gregorio, a strange device has appeared. It is, at first sight, a wooden wall that blocks the passage and occupies the entire barrel-vaulted section of the space.
Anna & Eugeni Bach
Calado de San Gregorio
The pavilion is a crystallography of prisms that organize the space of the square and establish an iconic relationship with the changing images of its perimeter, activated at each moment of the festival.
Ignacio Hornillos – Javier F. Contreras
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
The installation is an invitation to change our usual perspective on architecture and the city. It creates a new playful relationship between the car parks and the facades of Muro de la Mata Street.
Silvia Bachetti – Agnese Casadio
Parking in El Espolón
LAN – 4
The design poses an abstraction of a bottle of wine. Its elongated figure creates a landmark on the limit of one of the plots of land of Viña Lanciano, bringing its scale closer to the context of the Ebro and the Mantible bridge.
oe architect – Alejandro Ramírez
Viña Lanciano – Bodegas LAN
The Pavilion of Reverberations
What do Warsaw wetlands, Ebro Chiquito and aquatic plants have to do with architecture? The exhibition links these echoes in a story about architecture and its planetary imagination.
Logroño City Council
Life is a lethal experiment
Tuomas Kuure’s artistic furniture collection, a sum of expressiveness and cabinetmaking details. The care in the detail is more than something tangible, it is the love to touch the material.
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Hex · pansiva
A floating object that culminates the fifth facade of the Library, making the apparently unreal a reality. The aim of this exercise is to put this concept into value while giving character to the space.
Toledo School of Architecture
Biblioteca de La Rioja