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BILBAO URBAN EVOLUTION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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STARS OF THE ARCHITECTURE IN BILBAO

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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08/12/2010

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The transformation of Ensanche and surrounds

Doña Casilda Park

CASILDA PARKEA

The growth of Doña Casilda Park advances in order to match the changes coming to the new Bilbao. The enlargement of this park was made possible by the decision to move RENFE commuter train lines towards the city centre taking it underground. The whole project cost €9.5 million which was funded by Bilbao Ría 2000, the public company responsible for urban regeneration.

This project, covering a surface area of 30,000 sq. m., also contemplated the construction of a boulevard along the new Eduardo Maria Victoria Street and the urbanisation of the spaces in between the buildings.

The enlargement required a large amount of landfill works to be undertaken on the area bordering Abandoibarra, as well as channelling the underground streams of Helguera and Mazustegi.

Work on the power and telecommunications networks for the entire Abandoibarra area were also realized. Along with renovating the area surrounding the Fine Arts Museum, enlarging Doña Casilda Park is part of Bilbao’s commitment to promoting and maintaining green space in the city.

CASILDA PARKEAREN ZABALGUNEA

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