20 installations and exhibitions inaugurate Concéntrico 2022: Logroño Architecture and Design Festival

20 installations and exhibitions inaugurate Concéntrico 2022: Logroño Architecture and Design Festival

“Concéntrico wants to achieve a better city”, says Javier Peña while inaugurating the International Festival of Architecture and Design of Logroño in Spain. An event that, since its first edition in 2015, offers to rediscover the spaces of interest of the historic center, reflecting on the urban environment through different proposals for installations and ephemeral exhibitions. This year, it celebrates its eighth meeting from September 1 to 6.

The week has started with a higher temperature than usual and in various parts of the city you can find the new interventions which bring the incorporation of the domestic, identity, ecology, play and social commitment, as a novelty. Not only in the traditional places of the event like the Plaza Escuelas Trevijano, but in new places that connect us with new landscapes, like Monte Cantabria or the Ebro.

Excerpt from “Shadows” by Pawel Grobelnya gesture that complements an existing architecture, to “Dark Sky”, a sort of recently landed owl designed by Matali Crassetdiscover the 20 Installations and exhibitions that inaugurate this Concentrico 2022.

  • “A table” in Plaza Escuelas Trevijano / AAA

It saves the essence of a traditional long course, highlighting the value of a collective gathering in a collective space. An invitation to sit down and party.

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It introduces a small square which is now a place of passage and functions in the dialogue between two elements: that which invites to enter and that which invites to stay.

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She seeks to break with the modern canons of domestic space, inviting the public to question its limits and its definition.

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The space only opens up to the 4 palm trees and the sky. These fragments of context are intertwined and connected together, essentially forming the experience of space.

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  • “Urban nurseries” in the Plaza del Mercado / BUDCUD

It makes a powerful visual statement about the vital role of city vegetation and the opportunities it provides to strengthen the local community and enrich the local context.

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  • “Before” in Calle Marqués de San Nicolás, 20 / SKULL Studio

Links observations from neuroscientific disciplines to the practice of designing playful installations. The spatial layout is designed with the intention of stimulating different functions of the human physical and mental apparatus.

From the scale to the expression of these wooden scaffoldings, they have a playful and festive character that evokes the popular festivals near and far of the culture of Logroño.

It invites both to explore the environment from a different point of view and to participate in the transmission of new ideas.

It’s a place for all sorts of scenic situations. The table overlaps several urban fabrics of the city and conquers the street to attract passers-by.

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A functional as well as artistic gesture that silently adheres to the existing architecture to make it a spatial and functional complement to the place of the Town Hall.

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Three circular structures that invite people of all ages to participate in a collective activity.

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It simulates a recently landed owl that will transform the Paseo del Espolón into an intergenerational space in dialogue with the Concha del Espolón.

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  • “We surprised them with beautiful flowers” in La Rosaleda – Paseo del Espolón / Picture

Inspired by the classic form of the romantic park arch: how it is used and what it symbolizes by inviting people into a sort of hybrid, parasitic structure that grows over the existing park.

A playscape that invites visitors to relate to the city like a theatre. Its name is generated by three circles 9m in diameter which converge to create a large landscape.

Take advantage of the shade under the trees and contemplate the course of the river while the patches of sunlight run along the walls of the pavilion. It invites you to observe the beauty of everyday life and the simple reality that surrounds us.

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  • “Full Moon Half Empty” in Monte Cantabria / Piovenefabi

Mount Cantabria as a destination for Nordic hikers, tourists, pilgrims, car enthusiasts, cyclists and ravers. With a simple gesture, he formalizes this destination by giving it the shape of a shared sloping platform.

  • “The Archetype of the House” at Viña Lanciano and Quinta do Seixo / Collective X

This space seeks to create a reflective and contemplative atmosphere regarding the contact between man and nature by creating a series of modules where the visitor can contemplate the environment.

An open process developed in 2022 that culminates in the festival, through the movement of chairs and lounges, citizens contribute to the delimitation of the city’s low emission zone.

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At the same time, three workshops aim to deepen and broaden the approaches to new contexts: low emission zones or the use of cars in townwith the intervention of Izaskun Chinchilla, and the importance of water and its consumption in urban spaces with The pool is cool and Dallas.

In addition, the cycle “La Mirada de…” opens a window for conversation with the authors of the interventions: Konstantin Gcric, Matali Crasset, Associates Architecture, Piovenefabi, Tableau and Antonio Yemail.

As if that were not enough, two exhibitions aim to present the most innovative practices. On this occasion, Inventories #3, a selection of Wallonia-Brussels projects relating to individual and collective housing, workspaces, social facilities and public spaces in the courtyard of the La Rioja Museum; and the Concéntrico 08 Competitions exhibition, which brings together the winning and finalist projects of the festival’s international open calls.

Do you want to know in detail everything that will happen at Concéntrico 2022? In the following link you can discover the daily schedule. Enjoy!

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