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Javier Peña Ibañez

https://javierpenaibanez.com/

Avenida de Navarra 2, 3º A, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Javier Peña Ibáñez (*1985, Logroño), a Madrid-based creative and researcher of contemporary architecture and design. Also trained in architecture at the ETSAM School of Architecture of Madrid, Javier specializes in the curating and research of citizen participation, in order to generate a critical dialogue on the limits of architecture through art, architectural practice and urbanism.

Concéntrico


International Festival of Architecture and Design. Logroño / La Rioja / Spain

Concéntrico


International Festival of Architecture and Design. Logroño / La Rioja / Spain
Concéntrico, International Festival of Architecture and Design, is a reflection on the urban environment and the city.
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Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The Festival propose 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. All the actions are all elements of reflection and observation, to awaken the desire to reclaim the joy of spaces, of the city.

Since 2015, the goal of Concéntrico is to open up these symbolic places and reinterpret them through the different architecture and design teams and their interventions, with a specific project for each location. By doing so, we seek to reveal the intimate relationship that exists between contemporary architecture and its capacity to transform the lives of people.

These places, common in almost every city, slowly disappear from common knowledge, and even the collective imagination, turning them into hidden spaces. Something which allows contemporary architecture the chance to reveal and awaken these dormant spaces.



Talk at the Main Pavilion of Concéntrico
We aim to bring the festival’s activities to other cultural and professional contexts. With the support of the Spanish Cultural Program of Action AC/E, we have organised the programme Discussions on curating, research, dissemination and teaching of architecture in contemporary formats. It seeks to promote knowledge and reflection on citizenry, presenting different festivals, universities, publications and events on architecture that countries.

Otravision, installation by Davide Marchetti (Italy).
The festival is also supported by the partner institutions Goethe-Institut Madrid, Czech Centre, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Institut français, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Ibero-American Institute of Finland and Visit Finland.

Reflexion, installation by Collectif Parenthese (France)
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.

Latern, installation by Möjlk
New spaces add to the terraces and squares that are further away from the day-to-day life of the city, due to their heritage, urban, spatial and historic value. They become part of the proposed route for visitors and residents to allow them to discover the architecture of the city.

Amanita Muscaria, pavilion by Mena, Alonso & Ramos.
The winning project of the Open Call for the desing of the Pavilion. This year a total of 128 projects competed in the competitions, coming from all over Spain and various countries such as France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Russia, Poland, China, the United States, Israel, Peru and Argentina.

Concéntrico


International Festival of Architecture and Design. Logroño / La Rioja / Spain

Concéntrico


International Festival of Architecture and Design. Logroño / La Rioja / Spain
Concéntrico, International Festival of Architecture and Design, is a reflection on the urban environment and the city.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The Festival propose 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. All the actions are all elements of reflection and observation, to awaken the desire to reclaim the joy of spaces, of the city.

Since 2015, the goal of Concéntrico is to open up these symbolic places and reinterpret them through the different architecture and design teams and their interventions, with a specific project for each location. By doing so, we seek to reveal the intimate relationship that exists between contemporary architecture and its capacity to transform the lives of people.

These places, common in almost every city, slowly disappear from common knowledge, and even the collective imagination, turning them into hidden spaces. Something which allows contemporary architecture the chance to reveal and awaken these dormant spaces.



Talk at the Main Pavilion of Concéntrico
We aim to bring the festival’s activities to other cultural and professional contexts. With the support of the Spanish Cultural Program of Action AC/E, we have organised the programme Discussions on curating, research, dissemination and teaching of architecture in contemporary formats. It seeks to promote knowledge and reflection on citizenry, presenting different festivals, universities, publications and events on architecture that countries.

Otravision, installation by Davide Marchetti (Italy).
The festival is also supported by the partner institutions Goethe-Institut Madrid, Czech Centre, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Institut français, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Ibero-American Institute of Finland and Visit Finland.

Reflexion, installation by Collectif Parenthese (France)
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.

Latern, installation by Möjlk
New spaces add to the terraces and squares that are further away from the day-to-day life of the city, due to their heritage, urban, spatial and historic value. They become part of the proposed route for visitors and residents to allow them to discover the architecture of the city.

Amanita Muscaria, pavilion by Mena, Alonso & Ramos.
The winning project of the Open Call for the desing of the Pavilion. This year a total of 128 projects competed in the competitions, coming from all over Spain and various countries such as France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Russia, Poland, China, the United States, Israel, Peru and Argentina.


Idea by

Javier Peña Ibañez
Avenida de Navarra 2, 3º A
Logroño, La Rioja
Spain
Javier Peña Ibáñez (*1985, Logroño), a Madrid-based creative and researcher of contemporary architecture and design. Also trained in architecture at the ETSAM School of Architecture of Madrid, Javier specializes in the curating and research of citizen participation, in order to generate a critical dialogue on the limits of architecture through art, architectural practice and urbanism.