Concéntrico: Rethinking Our Built Environment Through Design
In this program, Javier Peña Ibañez discussed the main aspects of the Concéntrico Festival, the annual festival of architecture and design that takes place in Logroño, Spain. Ana & Eugeni Bach and KOGAA, two of the studios participating in the 2020’s edition of the festival with an installation, shared their work and their approach to community, public space, and the built environment.
Concéntrico is Logroño’s International Festival of Architecture and Design that proposes to reflect on the urban environment and the city. The latest edition, Concéntrico 06, was held from September 3 to September 6, 2020.
The Festival invites visitors to tour the city through installations, exhibitions, meetings, activities, and performances that create a connection between the venues, squares, streets, courtyards, and hidden spaces that usually go unnoticed in their daily lives.
Since 2015, the festival has brought together nearly 60 urban installations created by teams of Spanish and international architects and designers 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’ reflections on these spaces.