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Etxanobe promotes the expansion project of the Guggenheim Urdaibai Museum

Etxanobe promotes the expansion project of the Guggenheim Urdaibai Museum

Jeickson Sulbaran

February 21, 2024 | 11:55 a.m.

Elixabete Etxanobe, General Deputy of Bizkaia, has launched an ambitious plan for the expansion of the Guggenheim Museum in Urdaibai, an initiative that promises to transform both the cultural and environmental panorama of the region. In his recent appearance, he highlighted the importance of this project not only as an architectural and cultural milestone, but also as an engine of sustainable development for the Busturialdea region.

The project, which is in a detailed planning phase, seeks to integrate environmental conservation with cultural innovation. Etxanobe emphasized respect for the Biosphere Reserve, ensuring that the new museum will symbolize the positive transformation of the local environment, improving the quality of life and opportunities for residents of the area.

A sustainable and participatory vision for Urdaibai

One of the highlights of the project is its focus on sustainability and citizen participation. The General Deputy stressed the need for special care in planning, taking into account the particularities of the environment of urdaibai. To achieve this, urban plans are being modified, incorporating citizens' opinions and guaranteeing a positive environmental impact.

The plan contemplates various environmental actions, such as the regeneration of industrial areas and the promotion of sustainable mobility. Besides, the architectural project, led by the New York studio Cooper Robertson, proposes a harmonious integration of the museum with its environment, respecting the aesthetics and character of the region.

Cultural innovation and economic revitalization

Etxanobe advances in the expansion of the Guggenheim Urdaibai Museum

La Guggenheim expansion It is not only a question of art and architecture; It is also an opportunity to revitalize the local economy. Etxanobe highlighted the museum's potential to attract tourism and generate employment, contributing significantly to the development of busturialdea. The proposal includes spaces for research activities and residency programs for artists and scientists, encouraging collaboration between different disciplines.

The museum, with its environmentally sensitive design and focus on sustainability, will serve as an example of how culture can contribute to sustainable development. In addition, the 2021-2023 strategic plan has already established the bases for environmental and mobility actions that will complement the project.

La Etxanobe initiative to expand the Guggenheim Museum in Urdaibai It is much more than an architectural project; It is a comprehensive plan that seeks to improve the quality of life in busturialdea, respecting and enhancing its natural and cultural environment. With a clear vision and a participatory approach, this project is emerging as a model of sustainable development and economic revitalization through art and culture.

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