A socio-cultural centre with a mandate to democratise access to art, the CaixaForum opened in 2008 and is funded by a charitable foundation.
Located in the heart of Madrid in a former power station, the Central Eléctrica del Medioda was audaciously converted by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The site is among the few structures of the industrial era still standing, and now stands as one of the city symbols.
Conceived as a space for debate, seminars and lectures are held regularly in its auditorium. CaixaForum is also as a modern and contemporary art exhibition space, encompassing two floors and showing the private collection (more than 600 works) of the La Caixa Bank.
Focal points are the vegetation wall designed by the French botanist Patrick Blanc using no less than 15,000 plants, and the huge central staircase, which leads to a restaurant and café on the 7th floor.
Paseo del Prado 36
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