The Arakil valley offers an environment of high natural value. It is made up of green meadows and humid forests surrounded by imposing mountains. Integrating a large cereal processing factory into the site posed an additional challenge to the already complex design task.
One of the objectivess was to ensure that the future building, despite its imposing dimensions, would be as neutral as possible, both in color and in appearance. Likewise, it was necessary to avoid an industrial aspect that would distort the perception of the valley. For this reason, the design was approached under parameters typical of a museum or technological facility.
To develop these premises we had the support of the client and local agents. The volume was worked on as if it were just another rock, a task sometimes closer to sculpture than to architecture itself.
The building houses an oat processing operation, which begins with the reception and storage of the grain in silos and ends with the packaging and shipping of the finished product. It contains modern installations that stand out for the high quality of their equipment, typical of food environments subject to stringent functional and regulatory standards.
There is an external office building that, like a satellite, is linked to the factory by means of a glass walkway. From here, it is possible to clearly appreciate both the imposing volume of the building and the bucolic landscape that surrounds it.