Design Competition and Intervention in San Bartolomé Plaza - Concéntrico 04

Design Competition and Intervention in San Bartolomé Plaza - Concéntrico 04

Concéntrico 04, the International Architecture and Design Festival in Logroño, arose with the intention of prompting reflection on the city through proposals in architecture and design. The latest edition will be held from 27 April to 1 May 2018.

This competition proposes the creation of a temporary architectural intervention at San Bartolomé Plaza. This intervention will form part of other installations and the pavilion, all of which will be set up in different locations throughout the city’s historic downtown.

The convocation encompasses both the design of the intervention and its subsequent construction and disassembly by the winning team.

The Festival is organised by the Cultural Foundation of Architects of La Rioja (Fundación Cultural de los Arquitectos de La Rioja, FCAR), together with Javier Peña Ibáñez, the promotor of the initiative, in collaboration with the Logroño City Council, Garnica and the Government of La Rioja’s Comprehensive Design Centre. It enjoys the support of the La Rioja Superior School of Design, Bodegas LAN, the Goethe Institut and the Institut français.

Framework of the convocation

Concéntrico is Logroño’s International Architecture and Design Festival and it is open to all citizens and visitors. It aims to discover and rediscover spaces of interest in the city’s historic downtown. The Festival invites attendees to visit these places through installations that create a connection between interior patios, hidden spaces and plazas that typically go unnoticed in day-to-day life.

Each installation is created by a team of architects and/or designers who make proposals, experiment and explore new fields of design with their environment, thereby establishing a dialogue between heritage and contemporary architecture, which seeks to activate citizens’ reflection on these spaces. The Festival’s locations include Revellín Plaza, Plaza de Santa Ana, the Calado de San Gregorio and the Plaza de Escuelas Trevijano.

Location: San Bartolomé Plaza

San Bartolomé Church lends its name to this plaza, which is bounded by the streets of San Bartolomé, Caballería and Rodríguez Paterna, through a new open passage around the church’s tower.

It is one of medieval Logroño’s most noteworthy plazas. Until the late 19th century, it could be accessed only through Caballería and Herrerías streets. This reserved area made it ideal for hosting musical shows, plays, and, of course, markets* (text drawn from the article by Marcelino Izquierdo in Diario La Rioja).

Today, several buildings converge at the plaza, incuding the Casa de los Periodistas, the Casa de la Imagen, the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros, the Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, several residential buildings, and the already-mentioned San Bartolomé Church.

The period for presentation of proposals will conclude on 27 December 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Download the information related to this competition here.

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Cite: "Design Competition and Intervention in San Bartolomé Plaza - Concéntrico 04" 10 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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