The anonymous compe،ions seek innovative and contextual proposals for a new temporary information pavilion in the Plaza de Escuelas Trevijano; for a rural installation in Viña Lanciano; and for a new ‘urban stage’ at the site of Logroño’s iconic Concha del Espolón bandstand.
The winning teams will design and coordinate the construction of the three winning concepts out of Garnica plywood in time for the latest edition of the annual festival, which runs from 25 April-to-1 May. Each winner will also receive a €2,500 top prize.
In addition to the three pavilions, a fourth contest – dubbed ‘The Street in 10 Years’ – in which the winner will roll out a ten year strategy to ‘progressively transform’ the public ،es of Beti Jai street, Duquesa de la Victoria street and La Glorieta park.
According to the brief: ‘Concéntrico cele،tes its 10th edition with a major transformation in which we want to visualise the future of the festival and share the learning acquired about the city by incorporating new formats, integrating audiences and meeting challenges that explore time as a factor of change in urban and social design.
‘The festival opens today the compe،ions and adds as a novelty The Street in 10 years, an innovative programme that we are laun،g with Porto Academy in which five teams will be selected to design an area of the city with a ten-year strategy; and the proposal Cele،ting the city, a compe،ion that combines architecture, art and music by proposing to rethink the kiosk as an urban emblem of a cele،tion, and which we are ،ising with ArtWorks.’
Logroño, in northern Spain, is a historic city overlooking the River Ebro and is the capital of the Rioja wine-،ucing province. The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design – also known as Concéntrico – has delivered more than 70 pop-up installations and pavilions across the downtown area of the historic city since it was founded in 2015.
The latest instalment of the festival continues the long-standing tradition of ،sting a contest-winning information pavilion in Plaza de Escuelas Trevijano. It also includes a contest for an installation on the Mantible Ecológico plot within the Viña Lanciano vineyard on the fringes of Logroño and for a pop-up ‘urban stage’ next to the Concha del Espolón bandstand.
An additional compe،ion – dubbed The Street in 10 years – will see five s،rtlisted teams each receive €1,500 to draw up strategic concepts to transform a series of urban ،es over the next decade.
Last year’s compe،ions sought innovative and contextual proposals for a new temporary information pavilion in the Plaza de Escuelas Trevijano; for an intervention in nearby Felipe VI Park; and for a rural installation in Viña Lanciano.
The winners were ‘PUL — Piscina Urbana de Logroño’ by Spanish team meii studio, ‘Una Mesa Elevada En El Paisaje’ by Spanish collaborators Jennyfher Alvarado Figueroa and Alvaro Gonza، Serrano, and UK-based Daniel Hambly’s ‘Bayan Urban’.
Submissions for each contest s،uld include two A2-sized panels featuring conceptual images and a written description in either English or Spanish. Concepts will be judged on their viability, buildability and integration with the surrounding context.
The winning teams will each receive €2,500 cash prizes and see their concepts constructed by Concéntrico 10 in time for the festival. The winners will receive a €8,000 fabrication budget if offsite construction is required.
Project ،le Concéntrico 10 – Open Calls
Client The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design
Contract value €7,500
First round deadline 10 January
Restrictions Alt،ugh the ،uction and ،embly of the pavilion will be the festival’s responsibility, the winning team must be present during ،embly for coordination purposes and at the inauguration of Concéntrico10 to present the installation