The Papelera Zorrotzaurre building will house the program of activities of BIA for citizenship

The Papelera Zorrotzaurre building will house the program of activities of BIA for citizenship

BIA Forum 2016 is more than a singular conference on urban regeneration that will take place in Bilbao during the next two weeks. The delegation of Architects Official College of Bizkaia wants to involve all citizens in this forum. All the interested people will enjoy, in the Papelera Zorrotzaurre building, with a large number of activities, some free and others at popular prices. The Papelera industrial building is a rehabilitated patrimony by Bilbao Ekintza, located in the (still) Zorrotzaurre peninsula. There BIA activities aimed at the general public will be developed. It is a space of undeniable architectural value, a jewel of architectural heritage of Bilbao, unknown by most. The Papelera building will be open from 8 until July 15, continuously from 10 to 20 hours. The space will open on day 8 with a lecture by Zaloa Mayor, a partner from the study of architect Rafael de la Hoz. There will also an exhibition of the winners of the International Competition for the rehabilitation of the Ribera de Elorrieta, and everybody will be able to see and vote on the finalists of the contest FotoBIA photographs. On 11 and 12 July there will be workshops for children, called “Glimpses of plastic, a reflection of neighborhood”. Participants, starting from recycled materials and with the guidance of monitors, will made a collective creation that brings a new reading of the neighborhood. There will also be sessions acoustic music and DJs the nights of 13 and 14 July, from 20 hours. These concerts, open to the public, will be performed by musical groups composed of architects. Specifically, the session of day...
César Pelli will be awarded  next 15 July in Bilbao with the BIA Prize, the highest honor granted by the  architects of Biscay

César Pelli will be awarded next 15 July in Bilbao with the BIA Prize, the highest honor granted by the architects of Biscay

Argentine architect Cesar Pelli will receive, next July 15 in Bilbao, the BIA Prize. This award is granted by the Architects Association in Bizkaia. The award honours a professional for his special contribution to the urban regeneration of Bilbao. Two years ago the first edition of this award was given to British Architect Sir Norman Foster. This edition the award recognizes the work of Cesar Pelli in planning the Abandoibarra area, crowned with the Iberdrola Tower, the skyscraper of 165 meters, the new financial and business icon of the city. The award recognizes the contribution of Cesar Pelli to the process of transformation of the waterfront of Bilbao. Architects award the work of Pelli in the Masterplan of Abandoibarra. A job that “stands as an important piece in the set of actions taken in order to regenerate the city.” A task that “has resulted in a space recovered for citizenship and taken as a model when undertaking similar actions in other urban environments.”   The architectural work of Cesar Pelli (Tucumán, 1926) stands out for its elegance and sobriety of the lines of their buildings. Pelli combines materials like glass, stone and metal. More than 80 projects (many of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong) represent its architecture as a continually evolving art that can express the aspirations of our shared culture. In his designs he based on architecture’s rich history and on evolving technologies. The awarded is a founder member of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, one of the...
BIA Official press conference

BIA Official press conference

Muchísimas gracias a todos los que nos acompañaron en la presentación oficial de BIA – Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture. Mila esker gugaz egoteagatik. Miren Gabantxo, Joseba Escribano, Francisco Olarreaga, Iñaki Urresti, Estíbaliz Luengo, Kepa Olabarrieta, Txema Larrea y Bilbao Turismo. Ernesto Ubierna e Iñaki Lasa de Infoedita, Deia, Onda Vasca, TVE, El Correo, Radio Euskadi, Euskadi Irratia y Berria. Galería de imágenes Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de BIA Rueda de Prensa presentación de...
The Bizkaia architects set up BIA to energise the sector

The Bizkaia architects set up BIA to energise the sector

The acronym stands for “Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture”, the platform for analysing and promoting multiple activities at grassroots level An initiative for disseminating and promoting Bizkaia architecture, with the backing of Bilbao City Council and Bizkaia Provincial Council In September, the first important event will be held in Bilbao, the “Urban Regeneration Forum”, which will include a conference with 300 international experts, and which will be held biennially The letter of introduction of the forum is a manifesto entitled “Hacia una ciudad sana/Towards a healthy city/Hiri bizirantz”, which defends the concept of a city which is egalitarian, liveable (an enjoyable place to live), attractive and prosperous This first BIA FORUM will defend the notion that “architecture, in its broadest sense, creates added, economic and cultural value that contributes to sustainable development and enriches the community The Bizkaia Delegation of the Basque-Navarra Professional Association Architects (COAVN) has unveiled an initiative this morning to energise architecture and urban planning in this province, committing to take on the challenges facing the profession, such as internationalisation, exchanges and the citizen participation. BIA (Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture) was presented this morning in Bilbao, in Bizkaia Aretoa, with the manifesto entitled “Hacia una ciudad sana/Towards a healthy city/Hiri bizirantz”. As well as being constituted as a framework for reflection and analysis, BIA will promote different activities, the first of which will be when, in September, within the “Urban Regeneration Forum”, the first conference with the same name will be held. It expects to attract around 300 international experts for a week and a professional trade show will be run alongside. It will be held every two years,...