Città Infinita

The Città Infinita is a construction game performance that uses industry residues to create and recreate urban places. The initiative took place in Milan and Barcelona.

Polished and gentle to the touch wooden items are the “bricks” to build the city, in different shapes and sizes. Combining these pieces with the imagination of children, everything can be designed: their own houses, major public works and, above all, roads connecting participants, allowing meeting and idea exchanges between them, giving life to a potentially infinite game.

The great diversity of pieces has an important role in the construction game, increasing the possible combinations, feeding fantasy and imagination in the city's design.

Each group of participants shape their own Città Infinita using the universal language of creativity and manual skills, developing a unique project.

Quadpack donated a monetary sum of €3,200, gave volunteer workers the time to work on the project, and offered hundreds of wooden pieces from the Technotraf factory.

La Marató Charity Drive on TV3, Barcelona

Quadpack Foundation lent Technotraf's expertise to the Marató TV3 charity drive. The Catalan channel hosted its annual awareness-raising broadcast, focusing on strokes and spinal and brain cord injuries. A full day’s worth of programming was dedicated to explaining the conditions, in order to raise funds for research.

To demonstrate how a stroke affects the brain, a 1.8m2 wooden head was mounted in the studio. Experts showed its development in the brain’s blood vessels represented by LED lights fitted in grooves carved into the head. It was manufactured at the Technotraf factory at Quadpack’s Manufacturing Division in Torelló, Spain, using the expertise of its team of wood craftsmen.

"When the producers of the event approached us about this project, we were only too happy to help. Strokes affect 13,000 people a year in Catalonia alone," said Quadpack Foundation vice-president David Altimiras. "The funds raised will go towards much-needed research in helping to prevent and treat this serious condition."

The 25th edition of La Marató de TV3 and Catalunya Radio finally closed with the scoreboard showing €11,384,148.

Charity photocall for paediatric oncology research

The Vall d'Hebron University Hospital is the largest hospital complex in Catalonia and one of the largest in Spain. It has a team of around 7,000 professionals and a budget of 579 million euros. It is located at the base of the Collserola Mountains, in the north of Barcelona, and its area of influence includes the neighbourhoods of Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris and Sant Andreu and the city of Montcada i Reixac, with a population of 400,000 inhabitants.

The Vall d’Hebron Hospital hosted a photocall at the busy L’Illa Diagonal shopping centre, where shoppers could pose for family portraits, with all proceeds donated to the hospital’s research into paediatric oncology.

Quadpack funded the photocall backdrop, the official photographer’s services, and donated numerous framed baby prints to the paediatric ward.

Ghislanzoni Gal school of gymnastics

In 1896, the "Union Ginnastica Antonio Ghislanzoni" was founded by a wide array of the sociall interested as well as a number of sport enthusiasts.

Located in the heart of the "Home of Colour Cosmetics" in Lecco near Milan, the Ghislanzoni Gal gymnastic school trains the next generation of athletes.

Lacking the funds to replace its ageing sports materials, Quadpack Foundation lent a helping hand.

After conferring with the school and learning a bit more about student and instructor needs, Quadpack donated €4,000 of sporting equipment.

Can Déu reforestation project

When in 1964 Caixa d'Estalvis Sabadell purchased the Can Deu estate in Sabadell, the main objective was to maintain and make known the region's rich natural, historical, and cultural heritage.

The Can Deu forest is one of the primary green lungs belonging to the city of Sabadell. Forest management is aimed at maintaining and improving environmental characteristics rather than the commercial use of wood generated in forest operations. The project aims to maintain and diversify the forest mass and the variety of flora and fauna near the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç de Munt. For the correct management of the forest, the Can Deu farm has a clear Technical Plan for Forest Management and Improvement (PTGMF 1365).

Forest owner and manager Fundació Antigua Caixa Sabadell is conducting a reforestation project with the forestry department and volunteer associations, following the destruction of much of the Can Déu forest in a 2014 storm.

Quadpack donated €27,000 to the association in order to restore the forest land as quickly as possible.