Concéntrico, Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, celebrates its 10th edition with a major transformation in which we want to visualise the future of the festival and share the learning acquired about the city by incorporating new formats, integrating audiences and meeting challenges that explore time as a factor of change in urban and social design. The new edition will be held from 25 April to 1 May 2024.

The festival opens the competitions for three interventions in the tenth edition, with a deadline of 20 December 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1), and a call for proposals in two phases for the programme The Street in 10 Years, with an initial deadline of 20 November 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1).

The tenth edition of Concéntrico adds as a novelty The Street in 10 Years, an innovative programme that we are launching with Porto Academy —an organisation that carries out an alternative educational experience of great international recognition— in which five teams will be selected to design an area of the city with a 10-year strategy; and the proposal Celebrating the city, a competition that combines architecture/art/music by proposing to rethink the kiosk as an urban emblem of a celebration, and which we organised with ArtWorks —an organisation that produces works of art, projects and exhibitions, creating a collaborative and experimental attitude with creatives from different artistic areas—.

Participation, with a digital submission format, is open to an international scope:

Pavilion in the Plaza de Escuelas Trevijano, starting point for the tours and activities. A meeting space that shows in an innovative way how urban spaces have become a fundamental reference for coexistence.

Installation in Viña Lanciano, in collaboration with Bodegas LAN, the proposal is to work next to the Mantible Ecológico plot, a vineyard of high landscape and ecological value, thanks to its peculiar location around a meander of the river Ebro. A unique enclave not only for the cultivation of vines, but also for the coexistence of a multitude of fauna and varieties of riverbank flora.

Celebrating the city, with ArtWorks we propose to rethink the model of the kiosk that inhabits our squares to provoke celebration through music and art. This competition proposes the design of an urban stage in dialogue with the Concha del Espolón.

The Street in 10 Years, we have added a new two-phase format that allows us to deepen the founding thesis of Concéntrico: cities can be built in a different way. The selected environment integrates different types of urban fabric: pedestrian street, street with various mobility models and square / park area.

 

Concéntrico will be responsible for the production and construction of the winning proposals in coordination with the teams selected in the competitions. These interventions will form part of the set of projects to be carried out in different locations in the city.

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Design competition for the pavilion at Plaza Escuelas Trevijano

This competition aims to create an information pavilion as a landmark of the festival, the starting point of the routes and activities. It will be located in the Plaza Escuelas Trevijano, in the space between the streets Once de Junio and Portales, and the buildings of the Ibercaja Cultural Centre and the La Rioja Tourist Office.

All creators (individuals or groups) who present projects of interventions within any of the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, design and art are eligible to apply.

Deadline for submission / 20 December 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1)

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Design competition for an intervention in the Lanciano vineyard

The aim of this competition is to create an installation in Viña Lanciano de Bodegas LAN, on the path that borders the Mantible Ecológico plot and vertebrates the estate from east to west from the meander of the Ebro River to the central axis.

All creators (individuals or groups) who present intervention projects within any of the disciplines of architecture, landscaping, design and art are eligible to apply.

Deadline for submission / 20 December 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1)

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Call for proposals Celebrating the city

The aim of this competition is to create an intervention in the Concha del Espolón and its surroundings, with the collaboration of ArtWork. It proposes the design of an urban scenario in dialogue with the pre-existence: starting from tradition to rethink the model of the kiosk that inhabits our squares to provoke celebration through architecture/art/music.

All creators (individuals or collectives) who present intervention projects within any of the disciplines of architecture, design and art are eligible to apply.

Deadline for submission / 20 December 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1)

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Call for applications The Street in 10 years

This call aims to place Logroño at the centre of the city’s future. Together with Porto Academy, we are developing a practical and theoretical programme, supported by Garnica, as patron of the competition, which will become a laboratory for the innovation of new ideas, tools and formats.

The proposal is to rethink a central urban environment of the city with a 10-year perspective: a strategic thinking for that area to be developed within a 10-year time frame.

The five teams selected in the first phase – with a prize of €1500 per team, in addition to the final winner’s fees – will have to design and plan the actions they would develop to progressively transform the public spaces of Beti Jai Street / Duquesa de la Victoria Street / Glorieta Park integrating the social, physical and aesthetic spheres in their methodology.

Deadline:

Phase 1 / Curriculum and text / 20 November 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1).
Phase 2 / Development of the competition / 1 December – 1 February 2023 at 23:59 hours (GMT+1)

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* Meet the 5 teams selected for phase 2

If you have any questions, you can write to us at participa@concentrico.es

* Meet the 5 teams selected for phase 2 for The Street in 10 years call