Herzog & de Meuron: CaixaForum Madrid

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.

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Posted: March 13th, 2008
at 11:00am by orangemenace

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  1. favorited this one, man


    19 Mar 08 at 2:37 pm


  2. This is not Architecture its just a joke. Next disneys designers?. Anothers Gehry. No architectural global concept. A flying bricks wall??? Thoses stairs!!! Its not natural, no respect for the will of the materials. Anyway nice/effective colour-material combination but thats closer to designers than architects work. Far away from the greats first proyects of this now architectural world wide team. Sorry


    22 Jul 08 at 6:29 pm



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