Indautxu Square

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Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - aerial view (1)

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Design By
JAAM sociedad de arquitectura
Client
Ayuntamiento de Bilbao
Design Year
2004
Completed Year
2006
Area
18,500 m²
Budget
5,120,765 Euro
Contractor
Balzola Construcciones
Public
Yes
City
Bilbao
Country
Spain

JAAM's desire was to create a large public, urban space designed for society, where social encounters could be held revolving around exhibitions, sporting events, craft fairs, etc. To this end, we created a large central circle, 40 metres in diameter, surrounded by grand trees. The side streets were pedestrianised, with shops and pavement cafés where aperitifs and meals can be offered.

The space is organised through the trees, lights and the glass prisms that accommodate services and accesses to the underground area. We were also seeking a singular, new, distinctive image for a square that had previously been a depressed area, which people avoided.

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The trees are centred in circular gardens with a variety of sizes, distributed around the square, creating a multitude of paths. The lights simulate large suspended leaves, and along with the trees, are organised by height, with the shortest ones lighting the perimeter and the tallest ones the central area.

Images © Elker Azqueta and JAAM sociedad de arquitectura.

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Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (2)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (3)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (4)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - landscape lighting (5)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - night view (6)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - urban lighting (7)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (8)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (9)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (10)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - landscape lighting sketch/concept (11)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - masterplan (12)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura - section plan (13)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (14)
Indautxu Square / Bilbao, Spain / by JAAM Sociedad de Arquitectura (15)

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Location

City
Bilbao
Province / State
Biscay
Country
Spain
Postal Code / Zip
48010
Longitude
-2.94
Latitude
43.26

Get There

Closest public transit stations:
METRO - Indautxu
BUS - Urrutia 1 / 88
Gregorio La Revilla 22 / 26 -27 - 38 - 48 - 77 - G3 - G6
Urquijo 68 / 26 - 62 - 88

Visitor Information

Indautxu Square ( Plaza Indauchu) can be visited 24/7 year round. No fees apply.

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