Concéntrico 09

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 100 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.

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 the festival.

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 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.

Studio Ossidiana
Plaza de San Bartolomé
Intervention

Glorieta Birdhouses

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
Intervention

Throwing shade

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.

Camille Walala
Plaza Sin Nombre
Intervention

PUL

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
Intervention

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 Gonzalez
Viña Lanciano
Intervention

Bayan Urban

A statement of peace and mutual understanding, it shows the power of music to bring people together as well as it means to celebrate the melodies and rhythms of a particular place.

Daniel Hambly
Parque Felipe VI
Intervention

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
Intervention

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”.

Os Espacialistas
Plaza del Mercado
Intervention

Silk Pavilion

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.

Paloma Cañizares
Patio COAR
Intervention

Tensegrity Späti

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
Intervention

Centre Court

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.

Marc Morro
Town Hall Square
Intervention

Fresa

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.

Oana Stănescu
Plaza de Santa Ana
Intervention

Fuente urbana

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
Intervention

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.

Recetas Urbanas
IES Batalla de Clavijo
Installation

Stone Wall Stand In

A large billboard that represents and rewrites the city. Like a 1:1 paper souvenir cut-out, the giant drawing brings history and materiality to life.

Design With Company
Plaza del Revellín
Intervention

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
Intervention

Siluroño

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 to the river Ebro.

Pool is Cool + Dallas
Parque del Ebro
Intervention

Supergráfica

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.

ESDIR
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Intervention

Cantiere Aperto

A collective practice with local organisations that promotes the construction of urban artefacts through the demolition and transformation of waste materials.

Hypereden + Frantoio Sociale
Paseo del Espolón
Cities Ahead

The mobile library of women

The mobile library is a process of analysis and enhancement of the local knowledge of the citizens that will travel around the city and temporarily activate different public spaces.

catalystas collective
Rafael Azcona Library
Cities Ahead

Logomaquias

An artistic walk whose only compass will be the collection of chewing gum stuck on the ground. A drift through the map of the city and how we communicate in it.

Carlos Herraiz + Vanesa Peña
Paseo del Espolón
Cities Ahead

Cities Ahead

Goethe-Institut programme that promotes the development of creative cities. Its aim is to transform the city into an ideal ecosystem for creativity and culture.

Educational spaces

As part of the collective component of the festival, several proposals incorporate work with educational centres in their development and design methodology.

Agenda 09

Find all the venues and spaces for the interventions, meetings, exhibitions and activities of Concéntrico 09, from 27 April to 2 May 2023 in the city.

Partners

Since 2015 Concéntrico has been organised by the Fundación Cultural de los Arquitectos de La Rioja and Javier Peña Ibáñez, creator of the initiative, in collaboration with Logroño City Council, the Government of La Rioja and the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.

The festival is supported by more than 30 institutions, entities, and national and international companies, and counts on Garnica, Bodegas LAN and Benjamin Moore as main collaborators.

Bodegas Lan

In a development shared with Concéntrico since the beginning of the festival, Bodegas LAN presents a new wine that demonstrates its commitment to the cultural development of La Rioja and especially of Logroño.

Garnica

Garnica wood plays a fundamental role in the circular economy as it is renewable, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable. From La Rioja, it promotes the use of local wood and local plantations.

Benjamin Moore

In Concéntrico 09 we extend our collaboration with Benjamin Moore, the American brand of premium water-based paints with more than 3500 shades and 7 gloss levels, allowing you to create unique interiors.

All Concéntrico

Uylenspiegel’s car factory
Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop
Intervention
Museo de La Rioja
Concéntrico 09
A la mesa!
Ander López Alberdi y Sarai Olabarrieta Morales
Intervention
Calle Obispo Bustamante
Concéntrico 08
Signals 1.0
Tools for Action
Intervention
Nocturnal performances through the city
Concéntrico 05
Concentrico 05 Contests
Exhibition
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
Concéntrico 05
Bayan Urban
Daniel Hambly
Intervention
Parque Felipe VI
Concéntrico 09
Logomaquias
Carlos Herraiz + Vanesa Peña Alarcón
Event
Paseo del Espolón
Concéntrico 09
Arenas
Konstantin Grcic
Intervention
Parque Felipe VI
Concéntrico 08
A table
AAA (Alejandro Lobo, Elías Martínez Ojeda, Federico...
Intervention
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
Concéntrico 08
Taburete Tower
Jakub Szczęsny
Intervention
Casa Farias
Concéntrico 05
Architecture of the VII Day
Exhibition
Casa de la Imagen
Concéntrico 05
Living Cloister
Parasite 2.0
Intervention
Patio del Claustro de Santa María de Palacio
Concéntrico 05
Shadows
Paweł Grobelny
Intervention
Ayuntamiento de Logroño
Concéntrico 08
The archetype of the house
Collective X (Miguel Iván Hernández Cobos, Katarzyna...
Intervention
Quinta do Seixo
Concéntrico 08
Calado de San Gregorio
En clave de Esdir
Intervention
Calado de San Gregorio
Concéntrico 03
Enclosed Void
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de San Sebastián
Intervention
Casa Farias
Concéntrico 04
A topographic-landscape-painted
44 flavours
Intervention
La Villanueva
Concéntrico 07
Life is a lethal experiment
Tuomas Kuure
Exhibition
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 06
Nolla
Robin Falck
Intervention
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
Concéntrico 05
House with 4 Palms
Tudor Vlăsceanu
Intervention
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
Concéntrico 08
Camp la Leçon de Rome
Os Espacialistas
Intervention
Plaza del Mercado
Concéntrico 09