Venue and location
Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU
The symposium will be held at the Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain). This building is located in one of the most emblematic parts of Bilbao and it opens out onto the estuary and the Guggenheim Museum, right in the centre of Avenida Abandoibarra, between the Padre Arrupe footbridge and the bridge known as the Puente de Deusto.
It is an emblematic building designed by the architect Álvaro Siza, who has given priority to “maintaining the scale of the place, respecting cornices and placing the ground floor at the service of the pedestrian, open and permeable, offering views inside with huge wings that integrate the private space in the public area and vice versa”.
Bilbao & Basque Country
Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum as a great international symbol, is the gateway to the Basque cultural universe. It is a city that is an example of urban transformation at a global level and has maintained a number of hallmarks that make it singular and unique. See more on the Bilbao tourism website.
Bilbao is one of the three capitals of Euskadi, as the Basque Country is known in Basque. With a history stretching back over 5,000 years, Euskadi has a distinctive culture and a language that is unique in the world. Euskadi has managed to adapt to the times and is at the forefront of Europe in terms of quality of life and sustainable human development. It also maintains a strong link with the natural environment: the sea and the interior with valleys and mountains is its mark of identity. See more on the Euskadi tourism website.