Concentrico 2020

Concéntrico poster.

 

A look at the sixth edition of Concéntrico, the International Festival of Architecture and Design that takes place September 3-6, 2020 in Logroño, Spain.

 

Concéntrico is Logroño’s International Festival of Architecture and Design. Now in its sixth edition, it reflects on the urban environment and the city. It is directed and curated by architect Javier Peña Ibáñez.

The Festival invites visitors to tour the city through installations, exhibitions, meetings, activities, and performances that create a connection between the venues, plazas, streets, courtyards, and hidden spaces that may otherwise go unnoticed.

The exhibitions have extended the focus to new international contexts, as it happened with the retrospective exhibition of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation about the interventions carried out in the Barcelona Pavilion, the Czech architect Martin Rajniš, and Architectus Omnibus.

In 2020, Concéntrico explores architecture and its natural cycles with two initiatives: Centrala’s (Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis) The Pavilion of Reverberations, an exhibition organized by Fundacja Bec Zmiana that began in the Polish pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia; and Tuomas Kuure’s artistic furniture collection called Life is a lethal experiment .

Since its first edition in 2015, the festival has brought together 59 urban installations created by teams of architects and designers from around the world who experiment with new fields of environmental design. In this way, a dialogue is established between the city, heritage, and contemporary architecture that activates citizens’ reflection on these spaces.

Studios such as Picado de Blas (Madrid), MAIO (Barcelona), Branco Del Rio (Coimbra), Boamistura (Madrid), Guillermo Santomà (Barcelona), Fernando Abellanas (Valencia), Plastique Fantastique (Berlin), Jorge Penadés (Málaga), David Bestué (Barcelona), Mjölk (Prague), and TAKK (Barcelona) have created interventions in the previous five editions of the festival.

This year, the fourteen urban installations have been designed by the following teams:

 

Invited Teams
Gregor Schneider (Germany)
Iza Rutkowska (Poland)
Storey Studio (United Kingdom)
Jordi Gali with Jérémy Paon and Julien Quartier (France)
KOGAA (Czech Republic)
Mecanismo (Spain)
Taneli Mansikkamäki (Finland)
Attila Kim + Bogdan Ciocodeica (Romania)
Anna & Eugeni Bach (Spain)

Winners of the Open Call
Ignacio Hornillos + Javier Fernández (Spain)
Silvia Bachetti + Agnese Casadio (Germany-Italy)
Alejandro Ramírez (Mexico)

Guest Schools
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja (Spain)
Escuela de Arquitectura de Toledo (Spain)

 

 

Circo aéreo by KOGAA, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Sticks & Stones by Anna & Eugeni Bach, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Fiesta by Attila Kim + Bogdan Ciocodeica, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Kreuzweg by Gregor Schneider, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Equestrian Statue by Iza Rutkowska, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Arcos by Jordi Gali, Jeremy Paon, and Julien Quartier, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Banquín by Mecanismo, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Arch-play by Silvia Bachetti and Agnese Casadio, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Courtyard of Reflections by Storey Studio, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Across Boundaries by Taneli Mansikkamäki, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Prismarium by Ignacio Hornillos Cárdenas and Javier F. Contreras, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

LAN-4 by Alejandro Ramírez, Concéntrico, Logroño, 2020. © Josema Cutillas, courtesy of Concéntrico.

 

Related Event
On Wednesday, September 9 (noon CST), architect Javier Peña Ibañez, director of the Concéntrico Festival, as well as Anna & Eugeni Bach and KOGAA, participants of this year’s edition of Concéntrico, will lecture online as part of MAS Context’s 2020 Spring Talks series. More information / RSVP here: www.mascontext.com/events/mas-context-fall-talks-2020/concentrico-rethinking-our-built-environment-through-design

 

Concéntrico Team

Direction and Curatorship
Javier Peña Ibáñez

Festival Coordination
Irene Fernández Garijo

Coordination France
Cristina Sánchez Algarra

Foundation COAR Coordination
Elena Solozábal Torres

Festival Team
Sonia Moral Rodríguez
Belén Llanos Pérez
Arturo Andrés Valdemoros

Graphic Design
TSMGO

Web Design
Hyper Studio

Photography / Video
Blanco en botella
Península
Josema Cutillas

Press
Asociación de la Prensa de La Rioja
Cuca Guixeras



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