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 it was audaciously converted by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Conceived as a space for debate seminars and lectures are held regularly in its auditorium it 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, and the huge central staircase, which leads to a restaurant and café on the 7th floor.
Paseo del Prado, 36
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