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 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.