27 April – 2 May 2023
From 27 April to 2 May in Logroño, Concéntrico presents an extensive programme with 21 interventions, meetings and activities involving the work of more than 60 professionals from 15 different nationalities.
In its development, numerous groups and entities that promote new collective practices in the public space are integrated from the local level: educational centres of various levels, such as IES Sagasta, IES Batalla de Clavijo, CEIP Las Gaunas, or social entities associated with Logroño Intercultural and the Rafael Azcona Library, among others.
Installations and Teams
Since 2015, the festival has carried out more than 100 urban installations in its eight editions, to which the following teams will be added to the proposals for Concéntrico 09 in 2023:
Barkow Leibinger, Camille Walala, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects, Oana Stănescu, Recetas Urbanas (Santiago Cirugeda + Alice Attout), Didier Fiúza Faustino, Os Espacialistas, Studio Ossidiana, Design With Company, Pool is Cool + Dallas, architecture uncomfortable workshop, Marc Morro, Un parell d’arquitectes, Paloma Cañizares, meii estudio + Clara Torregrosa, Gabriel Millán, Jennyfher Alvarado + Alvaro Gonzalez, Daniel Hambly, Frantoio sociale + Hypereden, Catalystas Collective, Vanesa Peña + Carlos Herraiz, Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja.
The ninth edition of Concentrico extends to new areas of the city, widening the object of its interventions from east to west: from the Plaza sin Nombre in the neighbourhood of Madre de Dios to the Cubo; also from north to south: from the river Ebro to the new station park.
Locations and programmes such as Cities Ahead with Goethe-Institut provide a constantly evolving listening to continue to raise debates that look at the city itself. These shared practices extend the temporality of Concéntrico.
Specifically, Hollmén Reuter Sandman’s Birdhouses intervention, which opened in mid-March, facilitates the nesting of birds in La Glorieta del Doctor Zubia and will coexist in the central park until the end of August.
The Garden of Intersections
An inhabitable tribute to the soils of the city and of its territory, a sequence of mineral filled rooms, where to play, dig, or draw on the ground itself.
Plaza de San Bartolomé
The proposal emphasizes nature’s presence in the city centre, with the help of a local ornithologist association, and enriches its biodiversity by introducing birdhouses.
Hollmen Reuter Sandman Architects
Glorieta del Doctor Zubía
Resignifying the Plaza Sin Nombre, a place that has not been “baptised”, a place claimed by the neighbourhood as a meeting place and identity space for the different cultures.
Plaza Sin Nombre
PUL, the new urban swimming pool in Logroño, aims to enclose a piece of square to create a soft public space inside it, a comfortable space for leisure and care.
meii + Clara Torregrosa + Gabriel Millán
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
An Elevated Table in the Landscape
A red carpet transitions from the landscape to a domestic found space, behind the curtain a raised table appears, where visitors gather to share an experience.
Jennyfher Alvarado + Alvaro Gonzales
A statement of peace and mutual understanding, it shows the power of music to bring people together as well as a means to celebrate the melodies and rhythms of a particular place.
Parque Felipe VI
Me Como el Mundo
A proposal turning digital social media into analogue. It stands as a mobile device offering people a forum in public space to speak out in front of a physical audience.
Didier Fiúza Faustino
Paseo del Espolón
Camp la Leçon de Rome
A poetic, architectural, sculptural and performative camp, organised by the five geometric figures of Le Corbusier’s “Lección de Roma”.
Plaza del Mercado
The pavilion is the first project of reinforced fabrics, an investigation into the structural possibilities of textiles. A self-supporting surface of great slenderness and lightness.
Rigid linear elements float weightless in space held in tension by steel cables or rope. We propose a sustainable prototype for a shared space.
Barkow – Leibinger
Surrounding area Church of Santiago
An improvised tennis court in the middle of the Town Hall square. Pista Central is a short-lived exercise that consists of bringing a tennis court to a public space.
Town Hall Square
An ode to the fruit, the land and the people who help bring it to the table: dedicated to strawberry pickers and seasonal farm workers across the EU.
Plaza de Santa Ana
The fountain was the last link in the art of taming water and bringing it into the city, before it reached the tap in the house. It was a symbol of urbanity.
Un Parell d’Arquitectes
Plaza de San Agustín
La Rebelión del Crazy Army
Students and teachers are considering an “assault” on the school, understanding the relationship between the buildings that make it up and its immediate surroundings.
IES Batalla de Clavijo
Stone Wall Stand In
A large billboard that represents and rewrites the city. Like a paper souvenir cut out on a scale of 1:1, the giant drawing brings history and materiality to life.
Design With Company
Plaza del Revellín
Uylenspiegel’s car factory
A playful space that takes us back to childhood and play. It functions as a high table where people can gather and children can play in and around it.
Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop
Museo de La Rioja
The intervention deals with stories that configure the mental map of the citizens about the public space. A tribute to the Catfish, the animal and the symbol, and to the river Ebro.
Pool is Cool + Dallas
Parque del Ebro
Following in the footsteps of such important designers as Scher and Myerscough, the exterior space is modiﬁed through a giant roof with the vocation of being inﬁnite.
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja