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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Skip to main content. Regarding the shape of the roof, it reflects the volumes of the surrounding roofscape. The building sits on top of three concrete cores.
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.
A spectacular transformation The only material of the old power station that we could use was the classified brick shell.
Interview with Jacques Herzog. 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.
There is a real tension in this building between the seductiveness of the brick and iron and the ruthless removal of the ground floor. It is a heavy mass detached from the ground. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. Also, the architects filled in the existing windows giving to the building a monolithic form.
This covered plaza is the main entrance for the Forum and provides shade to visitors who want to spend time or meet outside.
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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. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. 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 main access will be made by the flrum of the ride. These areas will be distributed at the following levels: Terraconti, Madrid, Spain Building Data: The Monumental and the Intimate.
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Die Wiederkehr des Ornaments. Updated on 24 May 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.
Bulletin Technique de la Suisse Romande. Anna Hohler, Harry Gugger: As a project deals with an insertion of new architectural components into an old power station.
From the existing building they kept its classified brick shell and for the new part they used rusted caixx. Moreover, the separation of the structure creates a dialogue between two divisions, one below and one above the ground. The old power plant noon will become the Caixa Forum, a cultural center, an ambitious social and cultural project for Madrid.
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Please choose which you would like to copy: Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram! The attraction will not only be CaixaForum’s cultural foruum, 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. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer.
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Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 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. This sheltered space under the CaixaForum offers shade to visitors who want to spend time cxixa meet forhm, and at the same time, it is the entrance to the Forum itself.
A construction below and a construction above ground The separation of the structure from the ground level creates two worlds: The multi-storied building above ground houses the entrance lobby and galleries, a restaurant and administrative offices.
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. This opened a completely novel and spectacular perspective that simultaneously solved a number of problems posed by the site.