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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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Final approval of the Zorrotzaurre Replotting Project

Bilbao City Council goes a step further in urban rehabilitation of Zorrotzaurre and meets a new milestone with the final approval of the Replotting Project of Implementation Unit 1 of the Integrated Action 1, in the Joint Area of Zorrotzaurre.

According to the Replotting Project, each owner sees his rights assigned to new plots in proportion to the new uses assigned to them (housing, free housing or tertiary or productive), Bilbao City Council receives the plots corresponding to urban rights of 15% of each of these aforementioned uses and Coordination Board obtains the plots where industrial buildings are located in order to manage their transfer and the implementation of new economic development activities.