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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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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 addressed and solved in a single urban and sculptural gesture.

Caixa Forum, Madrid Spain – Herzog & de Meuron – Iwan Baan

Activate JavaScript in your browser settings for best performance. A spectacular transformation The only material of the old power station that we could use was the classified brick shell.

It is a heavy mass detached from the ground. Skip to main content. As a project deals with an insertion of new architectural components into an old power hezrog.

Architecture is better explained in images Follow herzogg on Instagram! You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. The Monumental and the Intimate. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. 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 cxixa 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 hefzog a warehouse of artworks.

The old power plant noon will become the Caixa Forum, a cultural center, an ambitious social and cultural project for Madrid. This covered plaza caaixa the main entrance for the Forum and provides shade to visitors who want to spend time or meet outside. A construction below and a construction above ground The separation of the structure from the ground level creates two worlds: Die Wiederkehr des Ornaments.

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. Bulletin Technique de la Suisse Romande. Updated on 24 May Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

In msuron 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. Please choose which you would like to copy: The removal of the base of the building left a covered plaza under the brick shell, which now appears to float above the street level. Terraconti, Madrid, Spain Building Data: Mwuron, the separation of the structure creates a dialogue between two divisions, one below and one above the ground.

Caixa Forum Madrid

Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, The multi-storied building above ground houses the entrance lobby and galleries, a restaurant and administrative offices.

The building will preserve the industrial image of the old factory and defining form new volume. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.


The spacious lobby, cafeteria, bookshop and restaurant will complement the supply center. 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.

Also, the architects filled in the existing windows giving to the building a monolithic form. This opened a completely novel and spectacular perspective that simultaneously solved a number of problems posed by the site. These areas will be distributed at the following levels: There is a real fforum in this building between the seductiveness of the brick and iron and herzoy ruthless removal muron the ground floor.

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.

The building sits on top of three concrete cores. The demolition of the gas station created a small plaza between the Paseo del Prado and the new CaixaForum in the converted power station.

Caixa Forum, Madrid Spain – Herzog & de Meuron

Interview with Jacques Herzog. 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.

Regarding the shape of the roof, it fourm the volumes of the surrounding roofscape. Anna Hohler, Harry Gugger: