CaixaForum Madrid

The Caixa Forum cultural centre situated opposite the Prado Museum was designed by the renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, a gravity defying refurbishment of a former industrial building that now accommodates temporary exhibitions sponsored by one of Spain’s most important banks. The ground floor is almost entirely disconnected from the ground plane with only a stair that leads to the upper floors that accommodate the exhibition space and cafeteria. Opened in 2008 the building itself is as much a reason to visit as its exhibitions; the scale, materials and detailing betray a practice at the top of its game. Entrance is free for clients of Caixa Bank.


Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid

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