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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.

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.

Manuela Gatto, Joan Busquets, Rinio Bruttomesso and Rita Justesen will take part in the BIA Forum Congress

Manuela Gatto, Joan Busquets, Rinio Bruttomesso and Rita Justesen will take part in the BIA Forum Congress

Prestigious architects and urbanists will participate in Bilbao in Congress BIA Waterfronts. This Congress will take place on 14 and July 15. At the congress there will be a debate on new scenarios around water. Some of the participants are: Manuela Gatto, who worked with the renowned Zaha Hadid in the Zorrozaurre project; Joan Busquets, professor at Harvard University, protagonist in the urban transformation of Olympic Barcelona ; Rita Justesen, from the office planning Copenhagen; and Rinio Bruttomesso, vice president and scientific director of RETE, an international association for collaboration between ports and cities.

Bordeaux is the guest city in the second edition of BIA Congress. Its model of urban revitalization of the waterfront will recieve a special prize.

Bordeaux is the guest city in the second edition of BIA Congress. Its model of urban revitalization of the waterfront will recieve a special prize.

Bordeaux will be the guest city invited in the second edition of BIA Urban Regeneration Forum. The French capital will receive one special prize of the meeting. BIA Congress will meet in Bilbao more than 300 architects and urban planners to discuss the new urban scenarios around water. The congress will take place next July.

BIA Forum 2016 recognizes the good work done in Bordeaux to regain its waterfront. A process of urban regeneration that is a reference for quality.

The recovery of port cities, subject of the second edition of BIA Urban Regeneration Forum

The recovery of port cities, subject of the second edition of BIA Urban Regeneration Forum

The promoters of BIA (Bilbao Biscay Architecture) have presented the Second Edition of BIA, Urban Regeneration Forum. BIA was born with the aim of promoting architecture and urbanism in Biscay. The presentation has taken place on World Water Day. The event will gather next July in Bilbao more than 300 architects and urban planners to share experiences about port cities around the world, and discuss about docks recovery plans, river banks and coastal areas (waterfront areas).

BIA Urban Regeneration Forum announces an international competition of ideas for Elorrieta Waterfront in Bilbao

BIA Urban Regeneration Forum announces an international competition of ideas for Elorrieta Waterfront in Bilbao

The second edition of BIA Urban Regeneration Forum is underway. This event, that will meet in Bilbao more than 300 architects and urban planners to learn experiences in port cities around the world and discuss proposals of recovering waterfronts, has launched an International Competition of ideas for urban planning and design of public space. The area of intervention is located at Elorrieta Riverside, in the city of Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain).