November 2014 – Bilbao Architects
Bilbao, north of Spain. Modernity, culture and tradition.
The Association of Belgium Architects visited Bilbao with special attention to the architectural points of the Basque Region. Their visit of Bilbao town included La Alhondiga center and of course a visit to the Guggenheim where the group also met with the executive architect César Caicoya who worked closely with Frank Gehry.
A day was spent in San Sebastian and another in La Rioja with a visit to the Bodega Marques de Riscal and Bodega Baigorri, where they had a marvellous lunch before heading back to Bilbao. Emphasise was made on Gourmet food so they enjoyed a very country style dinner at the Aspaldiko farm house, Azurmendi Bodega and the highlight was dinner at the Michelin Star restaurant Zortziko.