Caixa Forum, Madrid Building – Herzog & de Meuron Building

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Caixa Forum Madrid

Contemporary Building in Spain – design by Herzog & de Meuron, architects

4 Jan 2010

Caixa Forum

Madrid, Spain
2008
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron

Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 913 30 73 00

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photographs © Mark Bentley

This major building in the Spanish capital opened in Feb 2008 by King & Queen of Spain

incl. former Mediodía power station

CaixaForum Madrid is a museum and cultural center in Paseo del Prado 36, Madrid. It is sponsored by La Caixa.

Hours: Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (check with the building operator)

Caixa Forum Madrid Caixa Forum Madrid Building Caixa Forum Spain Caixa Forum Madrid exterior
photographs © Mark Bentley

CaixaForum Madrid is a museum and cultural center in Paseo del Prado 36, Madrid. It is sponsored by La Caixa.

It was designed by the world-famous Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron from 2001 to 2007. The building combined an old abandoned electrical station with new construction of floors which are encased with oxidized cast-iron, which was meant to be of a similar color and weight as the brick below. On the house next to it, there is a green wall designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The red of the top floors contrasts with the plants on the wall, which match the character of the neighbouring Real Jardín Botánico.

Although the CaixaForum Madrid is a contemporary building, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from earlier time periods and has evolved into one of the most visited museums in this Spanish city.

Caixa Forum Madrid design : Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland


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