From sawmill to space for performing arts, from workshop to exhibition hall. Many old industrial buildings of La Ribera have resurfaced after the decline as places for art and culture; a second life through dance, photography or theater. A new narrative for an old story.
New ideas must use old buildings – Jane Jacobs.
Before being Garabia ZAWP aretoa, the building hosted a mechanical workshop, Talleres Molsa, that emerged from the reparzelation of The old Fernandez sawmill.
Since its recovery as a multidisciplinary space in 2011, Garabia hosts diverse activities from numerous creators and artists. During this period, Garabia is a place to promote and increase the possibility of exhibiting cultural actions, which, in addition to welcoming the audience, serves as a space for artists to create during their residency at ZAWP.
In the end of 2019, and with the progress of the urban plan and the transfer of Haceria Arteak Association, Garabia becomes part of Pabellón 6. (more…)
Espacio Open is one of the cultural initiatives that gives life to La Ribera de Deusto / Zorrotzaurre. It is located in the Artiach building, giving new use to part of the space that was for years the Bilbao Cookie Factory.
From here it develops a diversity of projects such as the Open Your Ganbara market, the Maker Faire technology festival or the Fab Lab Bilbao technology school. (more…)
This space is used as a cultural space for the first time in 2008 to enable the passage to the square where several of the buildings that shape the ZAWP project are located.
During the years of use it serves as support for various artistic interventions and is the main entrance for the public that visits the cultural spaces of the square.
In 2017, and after being closed for a few months, the space is opened as ZAWP DENDA, a small neighborhood grocery that combines the service of selling basic food and hygiene products with the information point of ZAWP and the projects that conform it. It also serves as a place for temporary exhibition and sale of artistic and creative products of different initiatives. (more…)
This industrial space recovered for the Performing Arts, was part of the old Fernández Sawmill.
Since 2011, it hosts the project Pabellón Número 6, promoted by 13 multifaceted creators from the world of Performing Arts, Dance and Theater, to favor the generation of synergies.
The project has a young company, its own productions and a short theater festival among others.
Haceria Arteak was born in 1998 founded by a group of students of the now disappeared school of Performing Arts, Dance and Music Juan Antxieta. After creating the association Haceria Arteak they transform a place that was part of the Serrería Fernández sawmill to create a meeting space for groups, interpretation schools, students of Fine Arts and academies and artists of all kinds.
Film and television shootings, radio programs, events, dance and theater shows and endless concerts take place in this space.
It is one of the first cultural spaces born in La Ribera de Deusto through the reconversion of a space with an industrial past.
At the end of 2019, and due to the development of the urban plan, the building that houses Haceria disappears. (more…)
A final de 2019, debido al avance del plan urbanístico el edificio desaparece, por lo que la organización se traslada ese mismo verano.
The cultural management company EIDABE occupies this building, formerly part of the Serrería Fernández sawmill.
EIDABE focuses on children and youth leisure, theater production and event organization. The space is mainly destined to storage of the materials generated for its productions. At the end of 2019, due to the progress of the urban plan, the building disappears, so the organization moves that summer. (more…)
Under this name, an old workshop that was previously part of the Serrería Fernández facilities, becomes the headquarters of ZAWP in 2011.
In addition to the offices of Haceria Arteak it serves as a shared workspace for creators who do not need large space to start their projects.
At the beginning of 2019 this space sees how the adjoining buildings are demolished. At the end of the same year the building disappears and Haceria Arteak association moves to its new facilities in Zorrotzaurre. 2017:
This old building, headquarters of Vicinay Cadenas falls into disuse at the beginning of the year 2018. In a short period of time it suffers various looting, so the residents of La Ribera de Deusto decide to give it a second life making it a self-managed social and cultural space from and for the neighborhood, Bizinahi. (more…)Ver Más
ZAWPLAB is a place for creation born to give a second life to a part of the old Sawmill Fernández after its reparzelation.
Since 2011 it hosts creators sharing space. ZAWPLab is conceived not only as a workplace, but also as a place to live where artists and creators in residence coexist with entrepreneur who initiate their projects.
This space sees numerous initiatives born and grow until 2019, when with the advance of the Urban Plan and the transfer of Haceria Arteak Association to its new facilities, it is again empty for a new use. (more…)
This disused pavilion hosts the so-called ETC 02, ZAWP Shared Workspace since 2011.
For years, different initiatives begin their journey in this building that was formerly part of the Serrería Fernández. ZAWPers share this workspace for the development of their creative projects until 2019. (more…)
The building that was previously the headquarters of Maderas Deusto, becomes a circus and street arts space in 2012.
After the closure of Kukutza, groups until then located there get in touch with ZAWP in search of support to find a suitable space. This is how Karola Zirko Espazio was born in Zorrotzaurre, a circus and street theater space where companies can develop all their areas, and that has the aim of helpin the artistic dissemination of the circus and performing arts in Bilbao. (more…)
Zirkozarrre is a center of creation and exhibition of circus and performative arts located in Artiach building since 2012.
It is designed to live and share the different disciplines related to the circus, integrating these disciplines in the neighborhood so that both can be enhanced and projected to Bilbao and the territory of Euskadi.
The Association, which has it's origin in the disappeared center of Kukutza, is created to seek the professionalization of the circus sector with special attention to training, creation and mediation.
Guretxoko is the first skate school in Bilbao.
It is established in 2006 in a disused space making a transformation of the space through which a covered skatepark is created for the promotion of skateboarding. (more…)
An empty building after deindustrialization became in 2015 Piugaz, a space for climbing and sports.
ASD Gaz, an Italian collective, decided to find a place to turn into a space for climbing in Bilbao after a decade of managing a similar project in Florence. Interested in La Ribera, they contacted ZAWP, who collaborated in the search for disused spaces. Finally, the group takes over a space of about 2,000 square meters located in the phase 2 of the Urban Plan, shaping Piugaz Bilbao. Since then Piugaz becomes a reference for climbing enthusiasts and proffesionals.