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 is a public installation consisting of three circular structures that invites people of all ages to participate in a collective activity.
Felipe VI Park
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.
Paseo del Espolón
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.
Plaza del Revellín
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.
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.
Plaza del Mercado
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.
Town Hall square
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.
Plaza San Bartolomé
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.
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.
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.
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
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.
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
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
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
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.
Avenida de la Paz Boulevard
Installation – Workshops
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
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
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.
La Rosaleda – Paseo del Espolón