Spain’s Concéntrico 05 festival has launched a pair of international contests for landmark architectural interventions in the city of Logroño
The anonymous competitions seek innovative proposals for a temporary timber intervention in an urban square and for another in a rural vineyard on the city fringe.
The winning teams will design and deliver the two structures out of Garnica plywood in time for the festival, which runs from 26 April to 1 May next year.
In its brief, the festival says it ‘invites you to explore the city through installations, exhibitions, discussions, activities and performances, creating a connection between places, squares, streets, terraces and hidden spaces that usually go unnoticed.
‘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.’
Logroño, in northern Spain, is a historic city overlooking the river Ebro and is the capital of the Rioja province. The Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design – also known as Concéntrico – will deliver a series of pop-up installations and pavilions across the downtown area of the historic city next year.
The contests invite participants to draw up proposals incorporating 20 sheets of Garnica plywood for two landmark sites in Logroño. The first will be constructed in Plaza Santa Ana and the second at the Viña Lanciano vineyard (pictured) on the city fringe.
Submissions for each contest should 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 receive €2,000 each plus materials to deliver their schemes in time for the festival. The deadline for applications is 1pm local time on 27 December.
How to apply
Visit the competition website for more information