National Packaging Research Center

Year 2022



Diego Díaz Mosqueira

Gustavo Figueira Serrano

Alba Álvarez Vázquez


SOG Design


Bump Estudio


Calahorra, Spain



The PACKAGE, the starting point of a project that is born from a very simple idea and evolves until it reaches optimal architectural, functional, construction, and sustainability parameters. This “package” is transformed into a sustainable module that, through its repetition, gives the final shape to the building, encompassing the entire program under the same roof and seeking a clear relationship with the vegetation and nature of the environment by introducing it within it through a large central patio that functions as a link between the transversal axis, which connects the building and its surroundings, and the longitudinal axis, which connects all areas of the building.

The natural light, the vegetation, the large work areas, the open spaces for social interaction, rest, and family reconciliation, the warmth of the wooden construction, and even the large green spaces in the environment that surround the building, are the key points of a proposal that seeks not to be a simple building for work, but a place in which to promote the well-being and comfort of its users. It is also committed to a construction based on the interpretation of traditional methods in combination with the most advanced technology through an avant-garde and sustainable proposal where wood, modular construction stands out, with prefabricated and industrialized systems that make it more efficient, flexible, easy to expand and economical. Through a series of active and passive strategies, a sustainable, zero-emission, self-sufficient building with a clear bioclimatic character is created.

In short, it is intended that the new building for the Packaging Research Center be a benchmark at an architectural, technological, and sustainability level, thus becoming the icon of the “Ciudad del Envase y el Embalaje” Foundation.