The Caixa Forum Madrid by architect Pierre De Meuron was built in Madrid, Spain in Herzog & de Meuron, Jacques Herzog, Pierre De Meuron. Year: . Caixa Forum, Madrid, by Herzog & De Meuron. A decade ago Herzog & de Meuron started turning an old brick power station on the Thames. It is sponsored by La Caixa. It was constructed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron from to , which combined an old abandoned electrical.

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Moreover, the separation of the structure creates a dialogue between two divisions, one below and one above the ground. Die Wiederkehr des Ornaments. Regarding the shape of the roof, it reflects the volumes of the surrounding roofscape.


As a project deals with an insertion of new architectural components into an old power station. The building sits on top of three concrete cores.

The multi-storied building above ground houses the entrance lobby and galleries, a restaurant and administrative offices. Problems such as the narrowness of the surrounding streets, the placement of the main entrance, and the architectural identity of this contemporary art institution are ds and solved in a single urban and sculptural gesture.

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Skip to main content. Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram! Updated on 24 May The spacious lobby, cafeteria, bookshop and restaurant will complement the supply center. Also, the architects filled in the existing windows giving to the building a monolithic form.

The old power plant noon will herzgo the Caixa Forum, a cultural center, an ambitious social and cultural project for Madrid. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, The building will preserve the industrial image of the old factory and defining a new volume.


The main access will be made herzpg the 36th of the ride. Audioscan, Barcelona, Spain Green Wall: They separated and removed the base and the parts that were no longer needed creating a covered plaza under the brick shell which gives the feeling that it hovers above the street level.

CaixaForum have over 2, m2 of exhibition halls, an auditorium with seats, a media library, several multipurpose rooms for conferences and other activities, conservation and restoration workshops and a warehouse of artworks.

Like a vineyard that could never develop its full potential because it was planted with the wrong grape, this prominent location could not develop its full potential. The removal of the base of the building left a covered plaza dr the brick shell, which now appears to float above the street level.

Please choose which you would like to copy: This opened a completely novel and spectacular perspective that simultaneously solved a number of problems posed by the site. The demolition of the gas station created a small plaza between the Paseo del Prado and the new CaixaForum forym the converted power station.

This sheltered space under the CaixaForum offers shade to visitors who want to spend time or meet outside, and at the same time, it is the entrance to the Forum itself.

The classified brick walls of the former power station are reminiscences of the early industrial age in Madrid, while the gas station, a purely functional structure, was clearly out of place. A construction below and a construction above ground The separation of the structure from the ground level creates two worlds: It is a heavy mass detached from the dr. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer.


There is a real tension in this building berzog the seductiveness of the brick and iron and the ruthless removal of the ground floor.

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Caixa Forum Madrid

From the existing building they kept its classified brick shell and for the new part they used rusted iron. A spectacular transformation The only material of the old power station that we could use was the classified brick shell. In order to conceive and insert the new architectural components of the CaixaForum, we began with a surgical operation, separating and removing the base and the parts of the building no longer needed.

The architectural plan of CaixaForum-Madrid is part of the project to reorganize the axis Recoletos-Prado, an urban initiative of great relevance to Madrid. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. Terraconti, Madrid, Spain Building Data: The attraction will not only be CaixaForum’s cultural program, but also the building itself, insofar that its heavy mass, is detached from the ground in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity and, in a real sense, draws the visitors inside.