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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: Frank Gehry

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

Las obras de apertura del Canal de Deusto comenzarán el 14 de mayo

The opening of the Canal has a hydraulic function to protect Zorrotzaurre against flooding from the estuary and to significantly reduce flooding in several areas of Bilbao. Read more

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens a new bar and extends Bistró Guggenheim Bilbao restaurant

In order to diversify the culinary offerings of the museum and meet the needs of different customers, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens two new restaurant spaces designed by architect Frank Gehry and managed by IXO Group: Guggenheim Bilbao Bar and Guggenheim Bilbao Bistro. Read more

Frank Gehry diseña los nuevos espacios del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will have new areas for education, commerce, merchandising and restaurant industry in 2014 following the move of the bookshop to Room 103B. This initiative aims to accommodate new educational initiatives, give more visibility to the Museum Store and increase the number of customers and expand the dining options. Read more