The location chosen by La Caixa Foundation for its new Madrid home naturally had to be in the vicinity of the Pradothe Reina Sofiaand the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, so for that an old power plant had to be restored and expanded.
Problems such as the narrowness of the surrounding streets, the placement of the main entrance, and the architectural identity of this contemporary art institution are addressed and solved in a single urban and sculptural gesture. Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid Metro: I'm generally a big fan of their work, but this one confounds me.
Apart from paintings and sculptures it displays 10th-century Byzantine enamel; Arab and Byzantine ivory chests; Hellenistic, Roman, medieval, renaissance, baroque and romantic jewelry; Pisanello and Pompeo Leoni medals; Spanish and Italian ceramics; Italian and Arab clothes and a collection of weapons including the sword of Pope Innocent VIII.
Wherever you looked, plants were cavorting and spreading, scrambling together and fighting each other off. I also think the bent ceiling plane underneath the mass looks cool in images but in reality is probably fairly dank. I have never liked buildings that look aggressively unstable, it's like a toddler saying "Look what I can do!!
The attraction will not only be CaixaForum's cultural program, but also the building itself, insofar that its heavy mass, is detached from the ground in apparent defiance of the laws of gravity and, in a real sense, draws the visitors inside. 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.
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Next to it is an art installation of green plants growing on the wall of the neighbouring house by French botanist Patrick Blanc. This sheltered space under the CaixaForum offers shade to visitors who want to spend time or meet outside, and at the same time, it is the entrance to the Forum itself.
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It is an immense wall garden, towering above the plaza below, the scale of which you can see by the size of the passing lady in my photograph, taken later. Perhaps more important is the desire of The City Review not to be a knee-jerk, hastily written compendium of press releases.
The architectural vision behind the scheme aims to create a globally reputed centre for innovative twenty-first century technology, offering inherent urban quality through a vibrant mix of uses since "Herzog & de Meuron - Caixa Forum - Madrid, the natural lighting enters the building through the shapes cut in the facade.
These create amazing patterns inside the building." "interior, CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, with oxidized cast-iron encased floors above an abandoned electrical station".
Giant Pixel Office by Studio O+A. "At the office’s entrance, a blackened steel canopy was installed to create a separation between the reception and waiting areas and the office. But what makes this particular project even more striking is the fact that it stands juxtaposed with its neighbor, the Herzog & de Meuron Caixa Forum.
The two distinctive buildings contrast and compete with as much as they complement each other. The Caixa Forum is a unique restoration of an power station that still retains a gruff exterior. Estacionamiento Lincoln Road, Miami por Herzog y de Meuron Find this Pin and more on Arch&cars by Ioanna Tsk.
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National Olympic Stadium, Beijing China – Herzog & de Meuron. This is a preview of the construction of the National Stadium – The Main Stadium for the Olympic Games in Beijing. Iwan Baan documented the construction between and for Herzog & de Meuron. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Caixa Forum, Madrid Cultural center in Madrid Windows + metal panels (unprotected from oxidation) -- gives unique appearance.Download