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Seminar. Perspective on productive housing – City and Nature

CITY AND NATURE | Tuesday, November 16th | Bilbao/Sestao

First day of the seminar 'Perspectives on productive housing' which proposes an approach to the concept of productive housing from different points of view and a reflection on nature and landscape recovery. 


10.30-11.00 Institutional Presentation of the Conference - Auditorium of the UPV (Bilbao). Participants:Sestao Berri, AVS, AVS Euskadi, Basque Government, Sestao City Council, UPV (Vice-rectorate, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Architecture), COAVN.

  • Pedro Jauregui - Vice-Minister of Housing
  • Jerónimo Escalera - President AVS
  • Ainhoa Basabe - Mayoress of Sestao
  • Eva Ferreira - Rector of EHU-UPV (Gorka Moreno-Vice Rector Campus Bizkaia)
  • Gorka Moreno - Vice-rector Campus UP/EHU Bizkaia
  • Asier Benavides - President of the Bizkaia Delegation of the Official Basque-Navarrese Architects Association of the COAVN (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarrodel COAVN)
  • José Ángel Medina - Curator of the Basque Country International Architecture Biennial komisarioa


11.00 - 12.00 The concept of productive housing: different points of view. Participants:

  • Pablo García Astrain- Director of Housing, Land and Architecture. Department of Territorial Planning, Housing and Transport of the Basque Government.
  • Iñigo Garcia and Ibon Salaberia - Professors EHU-UPV School of Architecture and Research Coordinators "Productive Housing".
  • Elvira López - Luiskar Delgado - Coordinators Working Group 3R Spanish Association of Public Housing and Land Managers.
  • Arantza Lauzirika Morea and Edurne González Ibañez - Lecturers at the Faculty of Fine Arts and researchers in the consolidated group of the Basque university system AKMEKA, Arte, Media eta Kultura.


12.30 - 13.00 Visit to the exhibition 'Arquitecturas bilbaínas. Juan Daniel Fullaondo (1964-1978)'. - COAVN Bizakaia, Bilbao

13.30 - 14.30 Tour of the estuary - Departure from Pío Baroja Pier. / Arrive to Sestao. 
* It is necessary to sign up by ticking the box to attend the estuary tour on the registration form for the conference.

14.30 - 16.00 Lunch

16.00 - 18.00 Reflection workshop on rehabilitation offices - Sestaoko Musika Eskola. 
Participants: Gerardo Ruiz Palomeque. Coordinated management of rehabilitation through proximity interaction spaces (offices, workshops, etc.).

18.00 - 20.30 The support as a life cycle. Landscape recovery – Sestaoko Musika Eskola
Guests: Miriam García Garcia and Juan Roig 
Rapporteur: Ander Gortazar


Access to the complete programs for the following days: November 17, November 18 and November 19.


Sponsors: Spanish Association of Public Managers of Housing and Land (AVS), Basque Section of the Spanish Association of Public Managers of Housing and Land (AVS Euskadi), University of the Basque Country. 


Collaborators: Basque Government. Viceconsejeria de Vivienda del Departamento de Planificación Territorial, Vivienda y Transportes, Ayuntamiento de Sestao, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco- Navarro.




10.30 - 20.30



The Programme is being prepared