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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: Zorrozaurre

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.
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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

Master Plan Zorrotzaurre

Bilbao is entering a new era. The nucleus of the city is changing its form to become the centre of a new type of region. Zorrotzaurre is a key part of that transformation. Over three miles, the future island will become an integral part of the life of the city. Read more

El Consejo Asesor del Planeamiento ha analizado la puesta en marcha definitiva del Plan Especial de Zorrotzaurre

(Español) El Plan Especial de Ordenación Urbana (PEOU) de Zorrotzaurre prevé la construcción de 5.473 viviendas (2.747 VPO y tasadas y 2.726 libres), con una superficie total de 579.945 m2 construidos, y 201.360 m2 construidos para actividad económica, lo que supondrá en el futuro alrededor de 6.000 puestos de trabajo. En total dos tercios de la superficie del área tendrá un uso público, que incluye 155.893 m2 de espacios libres y 84.936 m2 en parcelas para dotaciones públicas. Read more