The city

Every year, Concéntrico expands its focus on the city, connecting with new spaces that allow the creation of other approaches to the urban environment.

New spaces add to the terraces and squares that are further away from the day-to-day life of the city, due to their heritage, urban, spatial and historic value. They become part of the proposed route for visitors and residents to allow them to discover the architecture of the city.

The goal of Concéntrico is to open up these symbolic places and reinterpret them through the different architecture and design teams and their interventions, with a specific project for each location. By doing so, we seek to reveal the intimate relationship that exists between contemporary architecture and its capacity to transform the lives of people.

The festival is aimed at a wide audience, with multiple different suggested routes for an unconventional look at the city. The architectures, exhibitions, discussions and activities are all elements of reflection and observation, to awaken the desire to reclaim the joy of spaces, of the city.

The locations

One of the most important features of this festival is the character of the locations. Interior courtyards, hidden spaces or new places, all part of a connective tissue that has been of great importance in the history of the city but which are now rarely visited, or not even open to regular transit. The common factor of all the selected spaces is that they lack a clear function, and therefore are places in which one walks by without stopping.

These places, common in almost every city, slowly disappear from common knowledge, and even the collective imagination, turning them into hidden spaces. Yet they still maintain their own identity, and can be transformed very easily with just a few elements. Something which allows contemporary architecture the chance to reveal and awaken these dormant spaces.

The festival's archive

Extra-Ordinary Gate
Associates Architecture
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 08
Cada cuba huele al vino que tiene
DP Architects (Kyle Fulton + Takanao Todo)
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 03
A Walk
Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio
Intervention
Calado de San Gregorio
Concéntrico 04
Circum
P + S Estudio de Arquitectura
Intervention
Parque del Ebro
Concéntrico 07
Courtyard of Reflections
Storey Studio
Intervention
Plaza de San Bartolomé
Concéntrico 06
The archetype of the house
Collective X (Miguel Iván Hernández Cobos, Katarzyna...
Intervention
Quinta do Seixo
Concéntrico 08
Underground
Lucas Muñoz Muñoz
Intervention
Calado de San Gregorio
Concéntrico 05
LAN – 4
oe architect - Alejandro Ramírez
Intervention
Viña Lanciano
Concéntrico 06
Picnic
TAKK (Mireia Luzárraga + Alejandro Muiño)
Intervention
Viña Lanciano
Concéntrico 03
Shadows
Paweł Grobelny
Intervention
Ayuntamiento de Logroño
Concéntrico 08
Love me Tender
Guillermo Trapiello
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 01
100 chairs and 3 urban lounges
Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
Intervention
Concéntrico 08
Prismarium
Ignacio Hornillos - Javier F. Contreras
Information Pavilion
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
Concéntrico 06
The City Itinerary
Domingo García-Pozuelo and Antonio García-Pozuelo
Intervention
Plaza de Santa Ana
Concéntrico 03
Concéntrico Pavilion
Cássio Sauer, Elisa T. Martins [sauermartins] + Mauricio...
Intervention
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
Concéntrico 07
Signals 1.0
Tools for Action
Intervention
Nocturnal performances through the city
Concéntrico 05
Banquín
Mecanismo
Intervention
Gran vía
Concéntrico 06
Arenas
Konstantin Grcic
Intervention
Parque Felipe VI
Concéntrico 08
Concéntrico in Madrid
Intervention
Nuevos Ministerios
Concéntrico 06
Architecture of the VII Day
Exhibition
Casa de la Imagen
Concéntrico 05