We Are Wood

Egoin + Herzog de Meuron

Astra Zeneca Headquarters Building – Cambridge (England)

Committed to sustainability

Committed to sustainability

Zero-mile strategic commitment

Most of the timber used at Egoin is zero-mile radiata pine from local forest located within a 100 km radius of our production plants in Ea (Bizkaia) and Legutio (Alava). This shows an unwavering commitment to sustainable forest exploitation, circular economy and the environment.

This is a strategic commitment we launched in 2008 is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the construction sector, boosting the value of local forests, particularly radiata pine, as well as other coniferous species; in other words, to be more competitive and sustainable in our transformation processes.

We have achieved our challenge to obtain quality certifications both in the sustainable management of forests, tree felling and subsequent use of timber in constructions, such as the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), whose aim is to ensure forestry management is environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable. Egoin has structural certifications for both laminated beams and cross-laminated panels.

Catamarán - Alicante

Egoin built this imposing detached home in Alicante with the aid of a team of architects comprising: Daniel Solbes, José Luis Durán, Enrique Soriano and Pep Tornabell.

The project structurally used a lightweight CLT (cross-laminated timber) panelling system, which not only provides insulation and hygroscopic comfort, but also low energy consumption and the long-term flexibility the project sought.

In terms of building effects, the aims can be translated equally in terms of lightweight, dry reversible systems using materials with lowest possible footprint. Without sacrificing comfort, we endeavour to manufacture all the systems in the workshop and later assembled with high precision. Special emphasis is placed on acoustic comfort and airtightness, among other questions where damp solutions are omitted.
The project occupied a built-up area of 533 m2 and used 244 m3 of wood.


Our Engineering and R&D&I Department has 30 years’ experience in the design, calculation and construction of wooden structure solutions.

We use next-generation software for structure calculations, such as dlubal, robot and Cadwork, amongst others.

With 20 engineers and many years’ experience, Egoin engineering department is the leading knowledge hub regarding timber in Spain and the south of Europe.

We make 200 construction projects a year using different structural solutions and technologies. We have an accumulated expertise of over 6,000 timber structure projects. Our team carries out projects throughout Europe expanding their knowledge of building regulations in the different countries.

Laminated timber

Laminated timber enables structural pieces of any length, width or thickness to be obtained as it’s manufactured by joining pieces of timber together.

This process of joining thin pieces enables an easier drying process thereby preventing the defects of a non-optimal drying.

As this is manufactured timber, different quality plies can be used depending on the strength to be supported in different construction areas.

The finish offered is aesthetically pretty against solutions like chipboard.
It allows the manufacture of curved elements such as large span beams. The arrangement of the pieces which make it up endow it with greater stability, thereby counteracting the natural movement of wood
The weight/strength ratio is less thus enabling the manufacture of lighter pieces while maintaining great structural strength.

Cutting-edge structural timber building for ATHLETIC CLUB sports centre.

Few professional sports clubs are locally as deep-rooted as Athletic Club, a body which has always had local players throughout its history of over 120 years, besides holding onto its strong ties with the environment. In line with this philosophy, LKS Krean Architecture studio has resorted to Egoin timber structural solution to design an attractive warm simple building fully integrated in the environment of Athletic Club’s First Team.