CAIXA FORUM HERZOG DE MEURON PDF

The CaixaForum arts centre, which opened earlier this year in Madrid, Spain, incorporates walls from a power station that previously occupied the site. It includes galleries, administrative offices and a restaurant in the upper levels, as well as an auditorium below ground level. Projects can be searched by architect, location or type. All photos here are copyright Duccio Malagamba and used with permission. The classified brick walls of the former power station are reminiscences of the early industrial age in Madrid, while the gas station, a purely functional structure, was clearly out of place.

Author:Dokora Akigal
Country:Morocco
Language:English (Spanish)
Genre:Photos
Published (Last):21 January 2016
Pages:126
PDF File Size:13.16 Mb
ePub File Size:12.44 Mb
ISBN:845-7-30492-647-4
Downloads:92642
Price:Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader:Zulkinris



The CaixaForum arts centre, which opened earlier this year in Madrid, Spain, incorporates walls from a power station that previously occupied the site.

It includes galleries, administrative offices and a restaurant in the upper levels, as well as an auditorium below ground level. Projects can be searched by architect, location or type. All photos here are copyright Duccio Malagamba and used with permission.

The classified brick walls of the former power station are reminiscences of the early industrial age in Madrid, while the gas station, a purely functional structure, was clearly out of place. Like a vineyard that could never develop its full potential because it was planted with the wrong grape, this prominent location could not develop its full potential. The demolition of the gas station created a small plaza between the Paseo del Prado and the new CaixaForum in the converted power station.

A spectacular transformation The only material of the old power station that we could use was the classified brick shell. In order to conceive and insert the new architectural components of the CaixaForum Project, we began with a surgical operation, separating and removing the base and the parts of the building no longer needed. This opened a completely novel and spectacular perspective that simultaneously solved a number of problems posed by the site.

The removal of the base of the building left a covered plaza under the brick shell, which now appears to float above the street level. This sheltered space under the CaixaForum offers its shade to visitors who want to spend time or meet outside and is at the same time the entrance to the Forum itself.

Problems such as the narrowness of the surrounding streets, the placement of the main entrance, and the architectural identity of this contemporary art institution could be addressed and solved in a single urbanistic and sculptural gesture. A construction below and a construction above ground The separation of the structure from the ground level creates two worlds: one below and the other above the ground.

The multi-storied building above ground houses the entrance lobby and galleries, a restaurant and administrative offices. Read more:.

COURS JSF ECLIPSE PDF

Caixa Forum Madrid

.

GALLIONELLA FERRUGINEA PDF

CaixaForum Madrid

.

ECTOCARPUS LIFE CYCLE PDF

CaixaForum Madrid by HERZOG & DE MEURON

.

Related Articles