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  • THE SITE

    Located in the emblematic Paseo del Prado, CaixaForum Madrid occupies the site of an old power station, the Central Eléctrica del Mediodía.

    To reopen as a museum, the architects Herzog & de Meuron, winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, were responsible for the restoration and extension project, with the idea of preserving the station's unique geometric shape, maintaining its original façade but increasing the building's capacity from 2,000 m² to almost 10,000 m² to be able to hold exhibitions and other cultural activities.

    CaixaForum Madrid is located in a large plaza with a spectacular vertical garden designed by Patrick Blanc. 24 metres high, this extraordinary wall is home to 15,000 plants of 250 different species.

  • A LITTLE HISTORY

    In 1900, building work started for the Central Eléctrica del Mediodía which would illuminate the most bohemian Madrid: that of coffee shops, artists and great political and social events.

    More than 100 years later, in 2008 this wonderful example of industrial Modernism once again opened its doors, this time as a cultural centre and renowned piece of architecture.

    Today, CaixaForum Madrid has become a place for culture, society and education and a meeting point for all the people of Madrid, as well as those visiting the capital.

  • THE MUSEUM

    CaixaForum Madrid is located within the Art Triangle, together with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional del Prado. Its wonderful location and design as a venue open to all kinds of people have made it the perfect vehicle to spread art, culture and knowledge in society.

    CaixaForum Madrid holds a range of cultural events, including exhibitions, workshops, talks, debates, film cycles, courses and concerts, as well as family activities for very young children.

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Alma, la red social social

jueves, 16 may. 2019

La ciencia descubre el lado bueno de Frankenstein

La imaginación ocupa en el progreso científico un lugar más importante del que podríamos sospechar. Nos lo explican en una charla de CaixaForum Madrid sobre la maravillosa historia de un científico que se atrevió a soñar más alto que nadie.

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