The Chair Madera Onesta aims to disseminate and give relevance to the forest heritage management and develop a culture of wood as a material and its use in construction.
This initiative of the School of Architecture has been running for more than a decade. It is formed by a solid interdisciplinary group of experts who work to bring wood and its benefits to society, disseminating and promoting its use as an alternative to build more natural and healthy environments.
Aware of the importance of wood throughout the history of architecture and its role in society's development , in April 2022, the Onesta business corporation and the University of Navarra joined forces to work for the recognition of wood as an attractive, durable and environmentally friendly material.
The Chair Madera was born in 2010, thanks to the impulse of the Government of Navarra, as a result of the conviction of the importance of an adequate management of the forest heritage, of the need to develop a culture of wood and to promote its use in construction applications.
The ChairMadera gives courses and seminars, organises scientific meetings and conferences, develops researchprojects and collaborates in the edition and publication of works of interest. It also collaborates in the developmentof the structural rules and regulationsat European level, known as Eurocode 5.
Elías Ayala Juárez, winner of the IX Final Project Competition degree program Chair Madera Onesta
The competition promoted by the University's Chair Madera ONESTA has awarded the architect for his project 'INSTANT PLUG'.
Darren Sleep: "Navarra is the Spanish community with the most certified forests for its sustainable management ".
Biologist and Ph.D. in Zoology Darren Sleep presented at the University's School of Architecture the conservation program of
The University highlights the value of wood with a sculpture by José Ramón Anda
The work, more than three meters high and made with an empty banana trunk, symbolizes the union between nature, sustainability and the environment.
The ChairMadera ONESTA is born with a clear spirit of service and partnershipamong all the agents related to the sector. For this reason, it aims to be integrated within the existing initiatives and promotethe creation of new initiatives and integrating networks in the world of wood.