Concéntrico 08

1 – 6 sept 2022

Concéntrico is the International Festival of Architecture and Design of Logroño that proposes to reflect on the urban environment and the city.

The eighth edition was held from September 1 to 6, 2022 with participants, guests, visitors and teams developing interventions in Logroño: 23 actions, workshops, 100 urban chairs and lounges, meetings, activities and exhibitions that transform the city by proposing new collective uses that reinforce the idea of community in public space.

Installations and Teams

Since 2015, the festival has realized 91 urban installations in its seven editions, to which are added in Concéntrico 08 the proposals of the participating teams:

Konstantin Grcic, Matali Crasset, Izaskun Chinchilla, Associates Architecture, Piovenefabi, Tudor Vlasceanu, SKULL Studio, Germane Barnes, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, BudCud, Tableau, Yemail Architecture, Pawel Grobelny, Inventaires#3, Dallas + Pool is cool, AAA, Ander López + Sarai Olabarrieta, Collective X and the invited schools with Gonzalo Herrero + Pati Santos – Central Saint Martins and Clara Alonso, Marta Basterra and Mikel Aguerrea – Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja.

Focus – The city and the locations

In 2022 we expanded the festival’s usual focus to explore new urban practices: locations that emerge from constant listening to continue to raise debates that look at the city itself.

The projects explore themes such as the domesticity, identity, ecology, the city and play, and social commitment in locations that connect us with new landscapes such as Mount Cantabria, a viewpoint over Logroño, or the Ebro River along the riverbed; unique urban spaces with which to work on the next scale as La Rosaleda del Paseo del Espolón or Obispo Bustamante Street; or the new fabrics and spaces in transformation as the Felipe VI Park or the site of Marqués de San Nicolás Street where to claim the playful as a collective activity.

Arenas

Arenas is a public installation consisting of three circular structures that invites people of all ages to participate in a collective activity.

Konstantin Grcic
Felipe VI Park
Installation

Dark sky

The intervention simulates an owl that has just landed in the middle of the city and will turn the Paseo del Espolón into an intergenerational space in dialogue with the Concha del Espolón.

matali crasset
Paseo del Espolón
Installation

Extra-Ordinary Gate

The project introduces us to a small square that is now a place of passage and functions on the dialogue between two elements: one that invites to enter and one that invites to stay.

Associates Architecture
Plaza del Revellín
Installation

House with 4 Palms

The space opens only towards the 4 palm trees and the sky. These fragments of the context are interwoven and joined together, essentially forming the experience.

Tudor Vlăsceanu
COAR Patio
Installation

The Urban Seedlings

The installation formulate a strong visual statement on the vital role of the city greenery and the opportunities it provides in strengthening local community and enriching a local context.

BUDCUD
Plaza del Mercado
Installation

Shadows

The project is both a functional and artistic gesture that silently adheres to the existing architecture to make it a spatial and functional complement to the Town Hall square.

Paweł Grobelny
Town Hall square
Installation

Popular Theatre

From the scale to the expression of this wooden scaffolding, they have a playful and festive character that evokes popular celebrations both near and far from the culture of Logroño.

Yemail Arquitectura
Plaza San Bartolomé
Installation

Intersect

The intervention is a playscape that invites visitors to engage with the city as a theatre. Its name is generated by three 9m diameter circles that converge to create a large landscape.

Germane Barnes
Gran vía
Installation

Half Void Full Moon

Mount Cantabria as a destination for nordic walkers, quick tourists, peregrines, car drifters, bikers and ravers. With a simple act we want to formalise this destination, giving it the form of a shared inclined platform.

Piovenefabi
Monte Cantabria
Installation

A table

The pavilion seeks to rescue the essence of this long journey by highlighting the value of the collective gathering in a collective space. Sitting at the table and celebrating.

AAA
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
Installation

The archetype of the house

This space seeks to create a reflective and contemplative atmosphere with respect to the contact between man and nature by generating a series of modules where the visitor can contemplate the environment.

Collective X
Viña Lanciano and Quinta do Seixo
Installation

A la mesa!

The installation aims to accommodate all kinds of picturesque situations. The table straddles the city’s urban fabric and conquers the street to attract passers-by.

Ander López & Sarai Olabarrieta
Obispo Bustamante Street
Installation

De-alienating the home

Their installation and performance, developed with students from Central Saint Martins, seeks to break with the modern canons of domestic space, inviting the public to question its limits and definition.

Gonzalo Herrero + Pati Santos – Central Saint Martins
Chimney Passage
Installation

Prior

The intervention relates the observations of neuroscientific disciplines to the practice of playful installation design. The spatial layout is conceived with the targeted intention of stimulating different functions of the human physical and mental apparatus.

S K U L L studio
Marques de San Nicolas Street
Installation

100 chairs and 3 urban lounges

An open process developed during 2022 that culminates in the festival, through the movement of chairs and rooms, citizens will be able to contribute to the delimitation of the city’s low-emission area.

Izaskun Chinchilla
Avenida de la Paz Boulevard
Installation – Workshops

Inmersivo

We open a space in ESDIR for the most intrepid, encouraging them both to explore the environment from a different point of view and to participate in the transmission of new ideas.

Clara Alonso, Marta Basterra and Mikel Aguerrea
Esdir
Installation

The Hiber Space

Enjoying the shade under the trees and contemplating the flow of the river as the sun’s spots run along the walls of the pavilion. Observing the everyday beauty and simple reality that surrounds us.

Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Ebro River
Installation

We Tricked Them with Pretty Flowers

A pavilion inspired by the classical form of the arch of a romantic park: how it is used and what it symbolises by inviting people to enter a kind of hybrid and parasitic structure that grows over the existing park.

TABLEAU
La Rosaleda – Paseo del Espolón
Installation

Concéntrico 08 Installations

The archetype of the house
Collective X (Miguel Iván Hernández Cobos, Katarzyna...
Intervention
Viña Lanciano
Concéntrico 08
Workshops Chairs and Urban Halls
Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
Event
Concéntrico 08
The Urban Seedlings
BUDCUD
Intervention
Plaza del Mercado
Concéntrico 08
Extra-Ordinary Gate
Associates Architecture
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 08
Water To The People
Pool is Cool + Dallas
Event
Patio del Museo de La Rioja
Concéntrico 08
La Mirada de
Event
Concéntrico 08
Dark sky
matali crasset
Intervention
Paseo del Espolón
Concéntrico 08
100 chairs and 3 urban lounges
Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
Intervention
Concéntrico 08
De-alienating the home
Gonzalo Herrero & Pati Santos - Central Saint Martins
Intervention
Chimenea de la Tabacalera
Concéntrico 08
Concéntrico in Madrid
Intervention
Nuevos Ministerios
Concéntrico 08
Half Void Full Moon
Piovenefabi
Intervention
Monte Cantabria
Concéntrico 08
Intersect
Germane Barnes
Intervention
Gran vía
Concéntrico 08
Prior
S K U L L studio
Intervention
Calle Mayor
Concéntrico 08
The Hiber Space
Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Intervention
Parque del Ebro
Concéntrico 08
Inventaires #3
Gilles Debrun and Pauline de La Boulaye
Exhibition
Patio del Museo de La Rioja
Concéntrico 08
Concéntrico 08 competitions
Exhibition
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
Concéntrico 08
We Tricked Them with Pretty Flowers
TABLEAU
Intervention
Paseo del Espolón
Concéntrico 08
A la mesa!
Ander López Alberdi y Sarai Olabarrieta Morales
Intervention
Calle Obispo Bustamante
Concéntrico 08
Inmersivo
Clara Alonso, Marta Basterra, Mikel Aguerrea - ESDIR
Intervention
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 08
Shadows
Paweł Grobelny
Intervention
Ayuntamiento de Logroño
Concéntrico 08