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

Magic Box
Blurarquitectura
Information Pavilion
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
Concéntrico 01
I’m Plastic Design
Exhibition
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 05
HAMR – Huť architektury Martin Rajniš
Exhibition
Ayuntamiento de Logroño
Concéntrico 04
Otravision
Davide Marchetti with Noumena
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 04
All is ok; we are designing
Intervention
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 05
Cada cuba huele al vino que tiene
DP Architects (Kyle Fulton + Takanao Todo)
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 03
The Wooden Deck
Benedetto Bufalino
Intervention
Aparcamiento de El Espolón
Concéntrico 05
Life is a lethal experiment
Tuomas Kuure
Exhibition
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 06
The Pavilion of Reverberations
CENTRALA
Exhibition
Ayuntamiento de Logroño
Concéntrico 06
The Museum’s Latest Acquisition
José Miguel y Aurora León
Intervention
Patio del Museo de La Rioja
Concéntrico 01
Origami
Manuel Bouzas Cavada, Manuel Bouzas Barcala y Clara Álvarez...
Information Pavilion
Plaza Escuelas Trevijano
Concéntrico 03
La vida después
Hori-zonte
Intervention
Patio del Museo de La Rioja
Concéntrico 07
Lantern
Mjölk
Intervention
Plaza de Santa Ana
Concéntrico 04
Glimpse
Fernando Cruzado, Julia Díaz, Francisco Javier Fernández,...
Intervention
Bodegas LAN Viña Lanciano
Concéntrico 04
Hex · pansiva
Escuela de Arquitectura de Toledo
Intervention
Biblioteca de La Rioja
Concéntrico 06
La hoja
FAHR 021.3
Intervention
Plaza de San Bartolomé
Concéntrico 05
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Event
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 04
39186 Vacant Rooms
VAPAA Collective
Intervention
Casa Farias
Concéntrico 07
Mírate a través de este poema de agua
Boamistura
Intervention
Plaza de San Bartolomé
Concéntrico 01
Enclosed Void
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de San Sebastián
Intervention
Casa Farias
Concéntrico 04