Mexico to be the guest country at the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum” scientific conference

Mexico to be the guest country at the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum” scientific conference

The event, which will attract 300 international experts in the fields of architecture and urban development, is to be held in Bilbao in September The presence of professionals of the ilk of Tatiana Bilbao, Miguel Robles-Durán, Felipe Leal or Fernanda Canales will help to showcase current Mexican architecture and to establish new business and cultural links with an emerging country. A Mexico-Bilbao/Bizkaia Encounter will be held at the Iberdrola Tower’s Assembly Room on 24 September   Bilbao, 23 July 2014.- Mexico is to be the guest country at the first international scientific conference to be held during the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum”, which will gather 300 international experts in Bilbao between 24 and 26 September.Prominent professionals, together with a cross-section of the country’s authorities and companies will be present in the capital of Bizakia to discuss the current situation and the cooperation opportunities in an emerging country.   The presence of professionals of the ilk of Tatiana Bilbao, Miguel Robles-Durán, Felipe Leal or Fernanda Canales will help to showcase current Mexican architecture and to establish new business and cultural links with an emerging country.   The México -Bilbao/Bizkaia Encounter, which will include different conferences and events, will be held parallel to the Urban Regeneration Forum Bilbao.A delegation of representatives of Mexican architects’ associations, companies and local authorities will discuss the situation of the sector in that country, along with its evolution, cooperation opportunities, business experiences, etc. This encounter will be held in the Assembly Room at the Iberdrola Tower on 24 September.   In 2015, encounter in Mexico A mirror encounter will likewise be organised in the City of...
Information about MEXICO, country invited to BIA Urban Regeneration Forum 2014

Information about MEXICO, country invited to BIA Urban Regeneration Forum 2014

As we published in the previous Newsletter, BIA Urban Regeneration Forum Bilbao aims to be a meeting point that pools together different proposals to strengthen flexibility and generate creative links. A dialogue between all agents involved in what is urban to share the keys to regeneration for the correct use of resources, innovation in programming, design, construction, management and maintenance of the city, with the aim of reaching a sustainable balance.   In this initial edition, Urban Regeneration Forum Bilbao focuses on how to achieve a healthy, liveable, attractive and prosperous city, considering town planning, architecture and sustainability as cross-cutting disciplines. Intelligent, pedestrianisable, energetically efficient, human cities in short, will be the centre of attention with the participation of worldwide experts on urban regeneration, to reflect for one week on how to make cities better.   GUEST COUNTRY: MEXICO To have a guest country that enables us to contextualise each edition and, furthermore, with which to be able to establish cultural and entrepreneurial links is one of the commitments of Urban Regeneration Forum Bilbao. So, this first Urban Regeneration Forum Bilbao will have Mexico as its guest country. A country with an important growth potential which, through different academics and professionals, will present the reality of its architecture.   MEXICO – BILBAOBIZKAIA ENCOUNTER Parallel to the Urban Regeneration Forum Bilbao will be held the Mexico – BilbaoBizkaia Encounter in which the guest country will have particular importance. Comprising various conferences and events, in this forum a delegation of representatives of associations of architects, enterprises and local Mexican administration will make known the situation of the sector in Mexico, evolution,...
International Ideas Competition BIA Urban Regeneration Forum “Cantalojas Railway Cutting” in Bilbao

International Ideas Competition BIA Urban Regeneration Forum “Cantalojas Railway Cutting” in Bilbao

The BIA Urban Regeneration Forum is announcing the first edition of the International Ideas Competition for students of architecture and young architects, and designed to promote the urban regeneration and transformation of the consolidated city. The competition falls within the scope of the forum’s Topics. It is an open competition without any registration fee and is anonymous.   The aim of this International Ideas Competition is to focus on intervention in an area that constitutes a strategic opportunity in the urban regeneration of an enclave where various Bilbao neighbourhoods converge: the “Cantalojas Railway Cutting”.   The area of intervention is mostly occupied by the railway lines. The existence of the railway lines and the configuration of the cutting they run through has posed, historically, a physical barrier that determines the development of the neighbourhoods that define its boundaries, the layout and orientation of the buildings, the mobility of the inhabitants, the internal activity of each area and the internal and external relationships among citizens.   The BIA Urban Regeneration Forum is seeking proposals that will have a revitalising potential, and will be using urban regeneration as a driving force in social regeneration: flows and mobility, activities, spaces for meeting and interrelationships, etc. to revive the identity of the locality. It is a question of enhancing the existing items and points of interest, historical items in the zone linked to mining and the railway, without prejudice to the possibility of creating new milestones and points of interest, all without losing sight of the optimisation of the mobility of the environment and its functionality.   Submitting of proposals Deadline: Proposals may...
Leading international figures from the field of architecture confirm their presence at the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum” scientific conference to be held in Bilbao in september

Leading international figures from the field of architecture confirm their presence at the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum” scientific conference to be held in Bilbao in september

The scientific event will attract around 300 international experts to discuss urban regeneration strategies of consolidated cities. Tatiana Bilbao and Miguel Robles-Durán, Mexican architects, Adriaan Geuze, a Dutch architect, Umberto Napolitano, from Italy, Carmen Espegel and Carmen Ferrater, architects from Spain, and Joan Subirats, the political scientist, are just some speakers of the already confirmed. The forum will focus on how to achieve a living city, which is liveable, attractive and prosperous, taking urban planning, architecture and sustainability as cross-cutting disciplines into account. Given the large number of queries that the organisation has received, the deadline for submitting papers has been extended until 16 July Bilbao, 1 July 2014.- The international scientific conference that is part of the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum”, expected to attract around 300 international experts to Bilbao between 24 and 26 September, has already received confirmation that leading figures from the field of architecture will be taking part.Special mention should be made of Tatiana Bilbao and Miguel Robles Durán, Mexican architects, Carmen Espegel and Carmen Ferrater, architects from Spain, Adriaan Geuze, a Dutch architect, or Umberto Napolitano, from Italy, along with Joan Subirats, the political scientist.   Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico City, 1972) manages to fuse geometric definition and social sensitivity.Aware of projecting space within own space, Bilbao is the creative lynchpin and driver of her studio, Tatiana Bilbao, B.C., (http://www.tatianabilbao.com/), where her team sees current architecture as a shared endeavour with a decisive purpose for society: that of deciphering contemporary complex needs.http://www.nowness.com/day/2014/6/22/tatiana-bilbao-on-buildings-and-barbies   Miguel Robles-Durán (Mexico City) is an urban planner and director of the Urban Ecologies programme at the New School Parsons in New...