A total of 484 projects from 55 countries have been submitted to the competitions organised by Concéntrico for the Plaza Escuelas Trevijano, Viña Lanciano, Parque Felipe I and Cities Ahead in its ninth edition.
After eight editions, the scope of participation endorses the interest in the city and public space, transversal themes in Concéntrico. In 2023, the diversity of the participants’ origins has been consolidated, increasing to 55 nationalities.
The projects received come from Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States, France, Georgia, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, North Macedonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Of the projects submitted, 191 are competing for the Plaza Escuelas Trevijano pavilion, 170 for the Viña Lanciano installation, 64 for the intervention in the Felipe VI Park and 59 for the Cities Ahead participatory practices programme.
Scope of the Archive
Since the publication of the competitions last January, the Concéntrico website has exceeded 75,424 page views, with 13,391 unique users.
The research on the city on which Concéntrico is based has had special relevance in other cities. Accesses to the website, 65% of them coming from outside Spain, reveal that most users have connected from cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Medellín, Lisbon, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Berlin, Milan, Valencia, London, Logroño, Seville and New York.
The Logroño International Architecture and Design Festival will be held from 27 April to 2 May 2023. It will once again invite people to reflect on the urban environment and the city through architectural and design proposals in different formats, including the interventions that will result from these competitions as well as those that will be developed in co-production with the main European cultural institutes.
The jury that will evaluate the projects will meet on 19 and 20 January at the headquarters of the Official College of Architects of La Rioja to evaluate the proposals for Plaza Escuelas Trevijano, Viña Lanciano and Parque Felipe VI in Logroño.
In the coming days, the deliberations of the Cities Ahead programme with Goethe-Institut Madrid and those of the new award of the Agency for the Management of Landscape, Heritage and Public-Private Partnerships of the Mayor’s Office of Medellín will also take place, with the selection of a project from the calls for proposals to be installed in the Colombian city in 2023.
The results will be announced on 1 February.