ATELIER Stories: The transformation of Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao


The ATELIER demo district within Bilbao, Zorrotzaurre, has been the industrial heart of the old Bilbao city. The heavy industry, mainly around activities linked to Bilbao’s Port and basically around ironworks, has nowadays moved to ‘less expensive’ regional areas.

As a consequence, the area is currently in transition. According to Bilbao’s Strategy for Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development, Zorrotzaurre will become a residential and business district in the future. Within ATELIER, parts of the area will be transformed into Positive Energy Districts (PEDs).

Curious what it looks like? Watch our video and find out!