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 managed by Obra Social “la Caixa” affiliated with CaixaBank, 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.
June 05, 2020