Office Silo & Containers / Vaillo + Irigaray

Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray
Location: Tajonar, Navarra,
Project manager: David Eguinoa, architect
Riggers: José Ignacio Sola, Julián Damboriena y Marcos Corral
Structure: Tadeo Errea – DASEIN
Facilities: Andrés Bustince – INARQ.ingenieros
Façade: Marcial Lázaro – ALTRES
Project year: 2002
Finished year: 2005
Photographs: José Manuel Cutillas & Pedro Pegenaute

The location corresponds to a no-place located  between the peripheral sites and south access to Pamplona.


It is composed of 11 containers (wings), arranged in zig-zag, giving the complex a look away from static models, closer to industrial sites.

The construction system of the wings is based on two generative laws:

  • Economy of means and constructive simplicity.
  • Use of polyfunctional systems: We have tried that one same constructive system effectively resolves the maximum amount of requirements as possible, adding to a maximal standardization by resolving with minimal variants.

Office Building

The office buildings is composed by an elliptical construction, as a counterpoint to the wings: in front of an horizontal and pointy construction, a curved tall tower appears, searching for the minimum “friction” between the rest of the buildings.

Cite: "Office Silo & Containers / Vaillo + Irigaray" 30 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • _panza

    beautiful details

  • Luis

    I like the site plan. Cool architecture with simple concept.