The Azurmendi Restaurant has committed to sustainability since its beginnings. With assistance from the architect Naia Eguino (Bermeo, Biscay 1976), we decided to create a space where the building was surrounded by nature. In order to obtain this sustainability, we worked with the most advanced techniques: water accumulators, solar gain in the glass roofs, radiant geothermal heating, photovoltaic installations, plant drainage, use of recycled materials, power outlets for electric cars, etc. These are just a few of the pioneering techniques for energy efficiency that make Azurmendi a sustainable and bioclimatic space.
We are also committed to local suppliers and products. We cooperate with a research centre to recover lost varieties of local vegetables.
All this makes Azurmendi one of the most unique sustainable buildings in our current architecture, as well as the first sustainable restaurant in the Iberian Peninsula, and thus we were recognised with the prize for Most Sustainable Restaurant in the World, awarded by the magazine, World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Azurmendi contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, approved during the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting celebrated in NY in September 2015.
A.1: Share wealth and knowledge to eliminate inequalities and “end poverty”.
A.2: Food security and improve nutrition promoting agriculture and sustainable production as well as sustainable consumption.
A.3: Encourage healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages.
A4. Promote inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life long learning opportunities for all.
A.5: Promote gender equality and empower all women.
A.6: Sustainable management of water and sanitation.
A.7: Use and promote affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
A.8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment and decent work.
A.9: Develop resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
A.10: Share generated wealth and added value.
A.11: Contribute to make human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
A.12: Use and support sustainable consumption and production patterns.
A.13: Implementing actions to combat climate change and its impacts.
A.14: Sustainably use the marine resources to achieve a sustainable development.
A.15: Promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
A.16: Promote sustainable Development in our society.
A.17: Support the strengthening of means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Should you require any further information then please do not hesitate to visit Azurmendi's Sustainability site.