Conference trip

Logroño (09.03.2022-09.04.2022)

During the weekend (September 3 and 4) we have planned a trip to the historic city of Logroño, where the Concéntrico Festival is being held. In addition, we will visit interesting places, such as Frank Gehry’s work in El Ciego and the world heritage monastic complex of San Millan Yuso and Suso.

We will do the trip from Madrid and back by bus, including the different outings. Below you will find the detailed schedule and registration information. 

09:00 – Departure from Madrid
13:00 – Arrival and visit to the Marques de Riscal Winery
14:30 – Arrival to Logroño and visit to Concentrico Festival
19:00 – Conference Event
20:00 – Tapas Dinner at Laurel Street

09:00 – Departure to Monasteries and Visit
11:00 – Departure to Madrid
15:00 – Arrival in Madrid

Logroño is the capital of La Rioja, a historic land of famous wines and valuable architectural heritage. We will start our visit in El Ciego, the town where the Marques de Riscal winery and the famous hotel designed by Frank Gehry are located. Here we will visit the wineries and the hotel and have a wine and cheese tasting.

Our trip will continue in the city of Logroño, where we will be able to attend the Concentrico festival. Concéntrico is the Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design that annually proposes to reflect on the urban environment and the city. The Festival invites visitors to tour the city through installations, exhibitions, meetings, activities and performances that create a connection between the venues, squares, streets, courtyards and hidden spaces that usually go unnoticed in their daily lives.

Since 2015, the festival has brought together in its seven editions 91 urban installations, 42 exhibitions and talks, created by teams of national and international architects and designers who experiment with new fields of environmental design. In this way, a dialogue is established between the city, heritage and contemporary architecture that activates citizens’ reflection on these spaces.

Sunday morning will be spent visiting the nearby San Millan Yuso and Suso Monasteries. These architectural ensembles are inscribed on the World Heritage List. They bring together architectural styles from very significant periods in the history of Spain and beautifully combine their buildings with the natural landscape.

After this, we will take the bus back to Madrid, where we will arrive at 15:00.


Registration involves the payment of a small fee of 130 €. This will cover the cost of the bus both there and back, as well as the transfer between the places to be visited. In addition, the fee covers the entrance and cocktail at Marques de Riscal and the entrance and guided visit to the monastic complexes.

You can register by clicking on the following button. IMPORTANT: Registration and payment for the trip will be made on the attendee’s personal page generated after registration to the conference.



Hotel reservations and payment will be done individually. We recommend the following:

Hotel NH Logroño Herencia Rioja
C. Marqués de Murrieta, 14
26005 Logroño, La Rioja

Sercotel Portales
C. Portales, 85
26001 Logroño, La Rioja

Hotel Gran Vía Logroño
Av. Gran Vía Juan Carlos I, 71
26005 Logroño, La Rioja

Mercure Carlton Rioja
Av. Gran Vía Juan Carlos I, 5
26002 Logroño, La Rioja