The CaixaForum Madrid is a new cultural center in the historical center of Madrid, near the renowned Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the 2001 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. The CaixaForum is a restoration and expansion of one of the few examples of industrial architecture in Madrid’s historical center, the old power plant Central Eléctrica del Mediodía. Herzog & de Meuron used four basic principles to redesign of the building: to restore the brick outer layer using traditional techniques, to get rid of the stone base around the power plant, to open up a new public square with an entrance on Paseo del Prado and to add volume.
The seven-floor, brick and cast iron building hold art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and conferences. The Caixa Forum was inaugurated on February 13, 2008.
Paseo del Prado, 36 Zip code :
Madrid - Spain
Area : Centro
Website :CaixaForum Madrid Opening hours :
Every day from 10am to 8pm Prices :
00 34 91 330 73 00
Metro: Atocha, línea 1 - Bus Líneas 10, 14, 27, 34, 37 y 45 con parada en Paseo del Prado Líneas 26, 32 y 6 con parada en Calle Atocha