Concéntrico 09, International Architecture and Design Festival of Logroño, proposes to reflect on the urban environment and the city through architecture and design proposals in different formats. The new edition will be held from 27 April to 2 May 2023.

The festival has opened the competitions for three interventions in the ninth edition and a call for participatory practices with the Cities Ahead programme.

The members of the jury met at the headquarters of the Official College of Architects of La Rioja on 19 and 20 January 2023 to decide on the Concéntrico 09 competitions in Plaza Escuelas Trevijano, Viña Lanciano and Felipe VI Park: 


Marta Vall-llossera Ferrán, President of CSCAE.

Izaskun Chinchilla, Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London, Honorary International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architect and CEO of Izaskun Chinchilla Architects.

Mª Cruz Gutiérrez, Technical Director Logroño Railway Integration.

Ana Hurtado, Architect, General Directorate of Architecture, Urban Regeneration and Housing, Logroño City Council.

Ángel Carrero, President of the Cultural Foundation of the Architects of La Rioja and Dean of the Official Association of Architects of La Rioja.

Amaya Cebrián, Marketing Department of Bodegas LAN.

Rebeca Castellano, Coordinator of Visual Arts and Humanities at Goethe-Institut Madrid.

Aurora León, Head of the Interior Design Department of the School of Design of La Rioja.

Javier Peña, Director of the Festival.

Plaza Escuelas Trevijano

Once the projects presented had been studied and the appropriate deliberations had taken place, it was decided that the winning project would be the one named under the slogan:

PUL — Piscina Urbana de Logroño by meii estudio (Elvira Carrión, Jose Mª Mateo), Clara Torregrosa, Gabriel Millán.

Project description:

We would like to introduce you to PUL, the new Urban Swimming Pool in Logroño. Unlike other pools, PUL is versatile, in it the rules are not written and what is sought is spontaneity and free appropriation of its interior space.

This ephemeral pool is located in the Plaza de las Escuelas Trevijano, integrating with the existing elements and surrounding the large central tree. The square and its urban furniture are rigid and have a defined functionality, they are designed for transit and brief stops, becoming a hard and unfriendly space for social relations.

The new Urban Swimming Pool of Logroño aims to enclose a piece of the square to create a new soft public space inside it, a comfortable space for leisure and care.

PUL can be assembled and disassembled and is also easily transportable, so that in the future it will be able to soften other squares in the city. It consists of 39 wooden modules in the form of a mobile tank, each containing 3 yoga balls. By aggregating these modules, the pool space is delimited, leaving it up to the users to decide how full it is and what uses will be developed through the spontaneous release of the yoga balls inside.

In this way, PUL will have different states and its condition will vary depending on the users that colonise it or the activity that is intended to be developed. However, the objective will always be the same, to transfer the comfort of the home to the outdoor public space, blurring the boundaries between the private home and the collective space, turning care and comfort into something shared.

When empty, the interior becomes a free space, protected by a wall that surrounds it and isolates it from the outside; creating a perfect space for disconnection.

In the filling process, the outside world progressively appears as the fluid begins to occupy the interior space, creating an intermediate situation of disorder, play and randomness.

Finally, when the pool is completely filled, there is a total link between all the bathers, as the actions of one of them voluntarily or involuntarily produce an effect on the rest, having to negotiate the space with the community at every moment.

The swimming pool becomes an open space, free and free of charge, in which there is no set use or code. A public place within another public place in which to reconnect with the rest.

Due to the quality of the works presented, this jury considers 2 mentions and 18 finalist projects to be remarkable:


Plantar un pabellón — (Nguyen Rodriguez Barrera, Patricia Carrasco Laguna, Ricardo Mancho Sánchez) — Spain

CHORUS. Doce Tronos y una Corona — Diego Lacazette, Esteban Salcedo, Sebastián Valois Hermosilla B. — Collaborators: Manuel Alvarado, María Paz Calderón, Valentina Marra. — Spain


El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan — TDA® (Miguel Duarte, Larissa Rojas y Luis Landivar) — Paraguay

Sala urbana — SET Architects (Onorato di Manno, Andrea Tanci) — Italy

atado a la Tierra — Jorge Leonardo Cardona Mora— Mexico

INFINITESPACE — Federico Borges, Andres Capurro, Agustin Lagreca — Uruguay

Primitivo — dSB | AC (Arq. Bruna do Santos, Federico Bresque, Arq. María Lucía Arce, Arq. Lucas Cardona)— Uruguay

RESET — ThereThere (Mónica Lamela Blázquez) y PuenteAlameda (Lorena García Rodríguez) — Spain

El Origen de las Cosas — Galera+Parvas (Gonzalo Velez Da Porta, Juan Ernesto Murua Palacio, Leonardo Daniel Cagliero) — Argentina

Tras Bambalinas — DOBLE Taller Studio + Taller Conjunto (Roberto González Calderón, Fernando Reyes, Alberto Sainz Soria, Oliver Raudales) —México

Campfire — Wenqi Huang — USA

Logroño 1:2 — Shira Eliash + Liran Messer — Israel

FLOWER CANOPY — MOKIM (Hyunsoo Kim, Seongbeom Mo) — South Korea

FIO/CARAVAN — Onomiau (Noël Picaper), Figura (François Cattoni, Judith Busson, Aline Segons)— France

CUCKOO-CLOCK — LxS Team (Manuel M de las Heras, Sanskruti Panchal, Maliha Khan) — India

muralla — expandstudio (Francesco Leoni, Davide Troiani, Stella Fratini, Elena Stefani) — Italy

Peregrinos — Matilde Cassani Studio (Matilde Cassani Leonardo Gatti Cecilia da Pozzo) — Italy

ojos naranjos — stationzéro (augustin bourgeois, tristan denis) — France

JOTA — Anca Luciana Rotaru Iliescu — United Kingdom

fue materia — Juanjo Sánchez, Carlos Pérez, Carlos Covisa — Spain

Viña Lanciano

Once the projects presented had been studied and the appropriate deliberations had taken place, it was decided that the winning project would be the one named under the slogan:

Una Mesa Elevada en el Paisaje by Jennyfher Alvarado Figueroa, Alvaro Gonzalez Serrano.

Project description:

A red carpet transitions from the landscape to a found domestic space, behind the curtain a raised table appears, where visitors gather to share an experience through the senses and create links with the context. Recesses in the façade reflect the movement of the interior, but without competing with the importance of the landscape, these views are framed with a subtle red ribbon, linking the ever-present context with the activity within. Smells permeate the interior of the space, delicate notes that refer to the quality of the product and familiar past experiences around a table.

A raised table, which is landscape and tastes it, smells it, sees it and lives it, experiences it.

A machine for generating experiences and linking with the landscape. A subtle constructed intervention, and a landscape intervention, a red carpet, which extends, guides and introduces.

The elevated volume generates two situations, an upper, human and inhabited one and a lower, natural one that is respected. A volume that arranges the landscape and its elements.

Due to the quality of the works presented, this jury considers 2 mentions and 19 finalist projects to be remarkable:


Journée — Berni Puig — Spain

TRICLINIUM — ALT.CORP. (Cosmin O. Galatianu, Andrei Theodor Ionita, Cosmin Georgescu, Octavian Birsan, Cristian Besliu) — Romania


siete claves de arco — estudio veintidós (Alejandro Infantes, Javier Muñoz Godino) — Spain

torres de luz — Reproducir (Felipe Beroiza, Andres Masferrer, Lucas Ormazábal) — Chile

La ida y vuelta del lagar — Tulpa estudio (Cristóbal Pino, Ivanna Nohra) — Chile

Powerplant — Nuno Pimenta — Portugal

Umbral del Ebro — Holger Cuadrado Arquitectura (Holger Patricio Cuadrado Torres, Johanna Gabriela Ortega León, Mateo José Figueroa Torres Gracias, Fabricio Alexander Sánchez Orosco) — Ecuador

landsc-o-pe — the boring atelier (miguel ramón lópez, maria gonzalez alonso) — Spain

Wine Chapel — Israel Espin — México

Vertebral LAN — Colectivo 9A (Alejandra Aguirre, Gabriel González, Armando Palacios, Eduardo Pesado, Santiago Vázquez) — México

Remanso del Ebro — Franco Allia — Uruguay

CURADERO — Miguel Ángel Gilabert Campos — Spain

VERBENA — Eneko Huici Itarte — Spain

Lo que fue, lo que será — navenietrussoni (Nicoletta Aveni, Elisabetta Trussoni) — Italy

DESDE ARRIBA — MCCV (Maria Camila Joaqui, Maria Camila Martínez, Manuela Molina, Silvia Valentina Ruiz) — Spain

ARCOLOGY — Ubaldo Bal — Spain

DE LA PARRA A LA BARRA — Nuria Tarrés y Tania Torres — Spain

VITALIS — Cristian Eduardo Araya Quinteros — Chile

Drawing down the moon — VACUUM ATELIER (Gino Baldi, Serena Comi) + BMBR (Jose Maria Garcia Fuentes, Marco Chiodi) — Italy

The dragonfly effect — Agence Spatiale (Marianne Charbonneau, Mélanie Hamel-Auger, Alex Clavet) — Canada

cerodecuarenta — Jorge Sánchez Bajo, Andrés Solano, Ernesto Chumpitaz, Solange De La Cerna — Spain

Parque Felipe VI

Once the projects presented had been studied and the appropriate deliberations had taken place, it was decided that the winning project would be the one named under the slogan:

Bayan Urban by Daniel Hambly

Project description:

Although thought to have originated in central Europe, the accordion went on to have a special significance in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. In the Soviet Union, it became the core instrument of folk and contemporary music. It was a device that was appropriated into the multiple cultures that existed within soviet society. Each made it their own with new variants being created, tailored to the music of particular regions, with the Bayan becoming popular in Russia and Ukraine – it being unique in its sound and chromatic construction. Ultimately, the accordion brought these cultures closer together at the same time as allowing them to celebrate their differences. The Trikiti is also what links Spain to this part world…

The proposal takes advantage of the site both as an amphitheatre and as a transport hub, tapping into the multiple layers of infrastructure directly below and around the stage. Motion sensors around the site operate the motors within the instrument that allow air through the flutes. Different types of movement are assigned to a note or chord. The natural rhythms of these movements come together to create melodies and sounds that become unique of that time and place.

The instrument is designed to be played by two people, one pulling the rope to raise the bellows, the other to lower. The weighted mechanism means only a light pull is required, allowing anyone to operate it. The interaction between these two people is what brings the proposal to life, they do not need to be able communicate verbally but have to work together to allow the music of the city to be heard.

The Bayan Urban becomes as 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.

Due to the quality of the works presented, this jury considers 2 mentions and 13 finalist projects to be remarkable:


JUGUETE URBANO — TaDU Taller de Desarrollo Urbano (Kevin Guerrero, Carlos Arcos, Stephanie Salazar, Damián Trelles, Herald Paredes) — Perú

LLAMADOR URBANO — Esteban Cordova, Mauro Bavaro, Mariano Gomez Blanco, Gabriel Galeano, Fabrizio Aiello, Lucia del Moro — Argentina


PEEP — Valentina Learreta, Saray Tambo, Esther Zaratiegui — Spain

La Flor del gigante — Alan Jota Jimenez — México

¡A escena! — Pedro Escoriza Torralbo — Spain

PRIGIO — PG (Enola, Valentin, Ainhoa) — Spain

El parque parecía no tener fin — 14.30 (maría amador, mario montero, julio sánchez) — Spain

Orchestra — Aritz Aurteneche Valbuena, Borja García Sologuren, Ivan March Calvo — Spain

Lockers de intercambio — Carmen Baselga, Laura Yago, Marta Navarro, Raquel Royo — Spain

Piled up — Lara Alcaina y Joaquim Domènech — Spain

Acercarse. Una invitación a descrubrir — Anny Cárolay Alvarez Delgadillo — Perú

¡JUGUEMOS! — Catalina Vera Gómez, Cristian Araya Quinteros — Chile

MICROTEATRO — Jorge León Pérez — Spain

On Melancholy Hill — HA_HA Estudio de arquitectura (Andrés Rojo López y Sergio Navarro Fernández), Pinball (Sergio Ramos Ruiz) and Elisa Schlotfeldt Valenzuela — Spain

SEIS PATAS — wooarc — USA