The city

Every year, Concéntrico expands the focus on the city, connecting with new spaces that allow other approaches to the urban environment to be created. In addition to the courtyards and squares that remain more distant in the city’s day-to-day life, new spaces are added that, due to their heritage, urban, spatial and historical value, form part of the route proposed to visitors and citizens as a way of discovering the city’s architecture.

The objective proposed in Concéntrico is to open up these symbolic places and reinterpret them by the different architecture and design teams who, with their interventions, carry out a specific project for each location, so as to reveal the intimate relationship between contemporary architecture and its capacity to transform people’s lives, as well as inventing new places of their own and projecting an idea about the city.

The festival is aimed at a broad public, seeking to turn citizens and visitors into discoverers by proposing multiple routes with an unconventional viewpoint. The architecture, exhibitions, meetings and activities are elements of reflection, observation and awaken the desire to recover the pleasure for the place, for the city, offering the sensitive and tactile to connect architecture with people.

The locations

The festival is conceived as a continuous process that adds complexity and knowledge edition after edition. In this way, the initial focus of the festival, the historic centre of Logroño, has been expanded and this area of identity is connected with spaces that allow new approaches to the urban environment to be created.

In addition to the usual, recognisable and unique spaces in many cities, new locations have been added that are a clear example of the festival’s objectives, a project that is constantly listening and evolving in order to continue to raise debates that focus on the city itself.

The urban character of Concéntrico is linked to sustainable processes. In this sense, it is worth highlighting the locations that have been incorporated, selected for their high landscape and ecological value, which seek to strengthen the relationship with the natural space of the river Ebro, the heritage and history of the context. Spaces such as Viña Lanciano, or the locations on the river, are a good example of this.

The management of the projects is focused on the reuse and recycling of the interventions. Also relevant is the base material we use, Garnica wood, which plays a fundamental role in the circular economy, as it is renewable, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable. This scope is extended in all processes, with signage, programmes and exhibitions, with sustainable material.

The festival's archive

Eclipse
SpY
Intervention
Parque Felipe VI
Concéntrico 07
Mikado Flowers
Malte Martin
Intervention
Parque Felipe VI
Concéntrico 10
Architecture Short Films
Event
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
Concéntrico 05
Palo de Mayo
JBVA + Eugenio Nuzzo + Anatole Poirier + Alex Roux
Intervention
Paseo del Espolón
Concéntrico 10
Arch-play
Silvia Bachetti - Agnese Casadio
Intervention
Aparcamiento de El Espolón
Concéntrico 06
Mírate a través de este poema de agua
Boamistura
Intervention
Plaza de San Bartolomé
Concéntrico 01
Siempre Fiesta
DF_DC (Dario Franchini and Diego Calderon)
Exhibition
Glorieta del Doctor Zubía
Concéntrico 10
Razzle Dazzle
Sara Ricciardi Studio
Intervention
Plaza del Mercado
Concéntrico 10
Dancing bench
Soft Baroque
Intervention
Parque del Carmen
Concéntrico 10
Urban Salon
Gabrielle Vinson, Quentin Devoyer and Edwin Toledo
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 02
Reversible
Rocío García Samaniego, Teresa Elías Valer, Irene...
Exchange
Festival des Architectures Vives
Concéntrico 02
Fiesta
Attila KIM & Bogdan CIOCODEICA
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 06
Mextrópoli Talk
Event
Online
Concéntrico 07
The City Itinerary
Domingo García-Pozuelo and Antonio García-Pozuelo
Intervention
Plaza de Santa Ana
Concéntrico 03
La chabola
Jorge Penadés
Intervention
Biblioteca de La Rioja
Concéntrico 04
The Wall
Muoto + Georgi Stanishev
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 10
Talks at Arquitectus Omnibus
Museo Würth La Rioja
Concéntrico 02
Tensegrity Späti
Barkow Leibinger
Intervention
Entorno Iglesia de Santiago
Concéntrico 09
Throwing shade
Camille Walala
Intervention
Plaza Sin Nombre
Concéntrico 09
Passage
Alfredo Baladrón Carrizo
Intervention
Chimenea de la Tabacalera
Concéntrico 05