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Contemporary Architectural Developments in Biscay, north east Spain

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3 Oct 2013
Mandragora Tattoo Studio
Design: BABELstudio
Mandragora Tattoo Studio Bilbao
photo from architect
Mandragora Tattoo Studio
The design strategy conceives the large depth of the space as a quality of its own and therefore organizes the various uses of the tattoo studio by positioning three simple volumes of different heights along the enclosing wall.

5 Feb 2013
Orona IDeO, San Sebastian, north east Spain
Design: Xabier Barrutieta
Orona IDeO San Sebastian
photo © Xabier Barrutieta
Orona IDeO
Orona IDeO – innovation city is the flagship design of the new extension of San Sebastian’s Technology Park that frames in a public-private collaboration between Orona (a company that focuses its activity on lifts, escalators and moving walkways) and the Technology Park.

12 Oct 2012
IDOM Headquarters Building
Design: Javier Pérez Uribarri of ACXT Architects
IDOM HQ Bilbao Building
photo : Aitor Ortiz, Jorge Allende
IDOM Headquarters Bilbao
The IDOM Group offices building is located in the old bonded warehouse in the Deusto canal. The building has 14,400m2 destined for offices, research and development areas such as the white-room and the prototypes workshop, and social spaces.

2 Jul 2012
Bilbao Arena
Design: Idom UK
Bilbao Arena Building
photo : Jorge Allende
Bilbao Arena
RIBA Awards 2012 Winner
This 20,000 seat professional basketball stadium and community sports centre is perched on a grassy outcrop, its veil of green painted steel ‘leaves’ hanging five metres beyond the world-class basketball arena inside. This creates an exterior service zone (like the branches of a tree) for the building’s gloriously accessible array of air-handling equipment.

Basque Health Department Headquarters Bilbao
Basque Health Department Headquarters Bilbao Building
photo : Aleix Bagué
Basque Health Department Headquarters
The new Basque Health Department headquarters is located at the last site that still remained unbuilt on the administrative and Business Center of Bilbao. Up to now, the institution was suffering the spread of its staff in several buildings, hardly recognizable by citizens, away from each other and uncomfortable for both users and technical services. The aim of the new building is bringing together staff in a recognizable place, in order to increase the efficiency of the service and identify easily the corporation. The project at the same time involves both economic and property profits.

La Peña Multi-Sport Pavilion, north east Spain
La Peña Sport Pavilion
photo : Aleix Bagué
La Peña Multi-Sport Pavilion
La Peña is one of the areas that suffered more from Bilbao’s post-industrial restructuring. For most of the twentieth century, the area was an open pit mining surrounded by dwellings for workers.
The city keeps its shape of a narrow and curve bank between an open cast mining and a natural abrupt slope hillside, profoundly affected by the industrialization. The sport complex must support the social transformation of the zone and it is actually the only public facility of the neighborhood.

Bilbao Architecture

Major Basque Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Abandoibarra masterplan
Pelli Clarke Pelli (Cesar Pelli)

Alhondiga wine warehouse redevelopment
Philippe Starck

Atea towers
Arata Isozaki
22 storeys

Bilbao Metro
Foster & Partners

Bilbao University Library
Rafael Moneo

Campo Volantin Footbridge
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Euskalduna conference centre

Soriano & Palcios
Euskalduna Palace Bilbao
image from architect
Euskalduna Palace Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Architect: Frank Gehry
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
photo © Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Iberdrola tower

Pelli Clarke Pelli
41 storeys 164m high
part of Abandoibarra masterplan

Plaza Bizkaia Office Building
Estudio de arquitectura Federico Soriano y Asociados
Plaza Bizkaia Office Building
photo : Alberto Cubas
Plaza Bizkaia Office Building

Sheraton Hotel Bilbao

Ricardo Legoretta
part of Abandoibarra masterplan

Software & Biotechnology Plant, Derio
Software and Biotechnology plant Bilbao
photo : Aleix Bagué
Planta de Software y Biotecnología

University del Pais Vasco – conference hall building proposal
Alvaro Siza

Zubiarte Shopping Centre

Robert Stern
part of Abandoibarra masterplan

Zorrozaurre Master Plan, nr Bilbao
Zaha Hadid Architects

Zubizuri Bridge

Santiago Calatrava

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Location: Bilbao, north east Spain, southwest Europe

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Buildings near Bilbao

Metro San Sebastian
Design: BABELstudio
San Sebastian Metro
picture from architect
Metro San Sebastian

E8 Building, Alava, Vitoria
E8 Building
photo : Aleix Bagué
E8 Building

Euskotren HQ, Durango

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Spanish Architecture

Bilbao Buildings

Bilbao Metro architect : Foster & Partners

Bilbao University Library architect : Rafael Moneo

Spanish Architects

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