The Highlights of Concéntrico 07: Sustainability, Spatial Experiences and New Readings of Public Spa
The 7th edition of the International Architecture and Design Festival Concéntrico proposed new readings of public space through a series of temporary installations that re-imagined various places throughout the Spanish city of Logroño. Emerging architecture practices and artists from around the world shared their perspectives on the public realm and the spaces of social interaction by exploring various themes and experimenting with new ways of understanding urban spaces.
Each edition of Concéntrico presents city dwellers with new visions of public space, illustrating alternate possibilities and prompting a re-evaluation of the everyday places of coexistence. Through the years, the festival has become a tool for testing the opportunities of the local urban environment, and at the same time, provided the citizens with a more comprehensive understanding of public space as a place of co-creation. This year's Concéntrico showcased a deeper focus on sustainability, as each intervention was designed with minimum alterations to the materials and was specifically conceived to be disassembled. The following are some of the highlights of this year's edition.