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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.


Tag: Bridge

The Basque Government and Bilbao City Council launch the bridge linking San Ignacio with Zorrotzaurre

The main construction material is steel. The sidewalks will have a synthetic grey wood flooring and the bycicle lane will be made with a reddish microagglomeration. For general lighting two columns, 12 metres each, have been desgined, located on both sides of the bridge. In addition,a specific lighting for the arches has been planned. Read more

Los 14 mejores clavadistas del mundo compiten en Bilbao en la gran final “Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2015″

2015 World Series already have a world champion, Gary Hunt, who has won six of the seven races held so far, but Bilbao will still focus international attention, because three of the six seats available that qualify directly into 2016 World Series are still to be determined.
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El nuevo Puente Frank Gehry une desde hoy la ribera de Deusto con la futura isla de Zorrotzaurre

Today was the opening of Frank Gehry Bridge, the fifteenth in our city, an infrastructure linking the future island of Zorrotzaurre with the Banks of Deusto.
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FRANK GEHRY colocó la primera piedra del futuro Puente de Zorrotzaurre que llevará su nombre

On Saturday October 25, Mayor Ibon Areso and architect Frank Gehry laid the first stone of the bridge linking the island of Zorrotzaurre with the Bilbao district of Deusto in the future. The author visited the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao after receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for Arts in Oviedo to visit the construction site of the bridge that bears his name. Read more

La ingeniería vasca LKS ha ganado el concurso para la redacción del proyecto del puente que unirá Zorrotzaurre y San Ignacio

(Español) La Comisión Gestora de Zorrotzaurre ha adjudicado provisionalmente a la compañía vasca LKS Ingeniería S. COOP. la redacción del proyecto del puente que unirá Zorrotzaurre y San Ignacio. Read more