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Bilbao today is a prime example of urban restructuring, having transitioned from an industrial city to a city of services and culture.

Discover the urban evolution of Bilbao visually and intuitively by taking a historical look at the most relevant projects undertaken in the process.


In project

Bilbao's transformation has no start and end date, but rather is an ongoing process.

Learn about the projects that will become the new landmarks to consolidate Bilbao as a leading city in urban planning and architecture.


New constructions

For some time now, Bilbao has been unveiling significant urban and architectural novelties.

This section will provide full detail of recent endeavours which are already a part of the New Bilbao.


Heritage buildings

Bilbao has taken great pains to preserve its heritage as much as possible, making renovating and preserving Bilbao's historic buildings a key aspect to combining the new architecture with that of inspired artists of yesteryear.



Modern architecture has raised twenty-first century Bilbao off the ground. As great national and international architects -many of them recipients of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize- left their mark in the form of modern works of art.The city's commitment to world-class architecture is self-evident and has been successful.




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Arquitectos daneses visitan Bilbao, interesados en el proceso de transformación y desarrollo urbano de la villa

The process of transformation and urban development undergone by Bilbao over the last three decades is the reason for a delegation of 20 people visiting Bilbao until Sunday: Danish architects, builders and landscapers of the architectural firm Aarstiderne Arkitekter.

During the three-day private visit to the city they will have the opportunity to learn about the Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace, Abandoibarra and other buildings and interventions that have turned Bilbao into a benchmark in urban innovation.

Aarstiderne Arkitekter is one of the largest architecture firms in Denmark. From its headquarters in Copenhagen its members have specialized in sustainable architecture based on aesthetic functionality and social, environmental and economic responsibility.