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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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Urbanistas y arquitectos de China visitan Bilbao para conocer sus estrategias de desarrollo urbano sostenible

The Spain China Council Foundation has chosen Bilbao as a model of sustainable urban development, under the ‘Future Chinese Leaders’ program, which aims to promote a strong network of high level contacts between Chinese professionals and state institutions and enterprises.

Within this program, a delegation consisting of six agents related to architecture and urbanism in China have visited Bilbao to find out about its process of urban transformation and sustainable urban growth strategies.

Chinese urban experts will know throughout the day some of the iconic elements of urban transformation, such as the Guggenheim Museum, the auditorium of the University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU and the tram; besides they will also visit the Museum of Fine Arts.