CaixaForum and CosmoCaixa Centres - la Caixa Foundation
A Network of Centres that Are Part of their Cities’ Monumental Heritage
Throughout the years, in the main cities in our country, we have recovered buildings of huge architectural importance to turn them into cultural and scientific outreach centres.
Meeting points between people and knowledge, dynamic spaces that take geographical proximity into account, a range of topics, diverse formats, high-quality programming that is accessible for everybody and the huge amount of diversity in our audiences.
That’s how, through the CaixaForum and CosmoCaixa centres, we bring culture and science closer to the general public by designing exhibitions with a specific interactive and educational spirit. Creating our own content and collaborating with international institutions helps us to meet that goal.
The old Casaramona textile factory, one of the most notable examples of industrial modernista architecture in Catalonia, has become one of the most outstanding cultural centres with a strong commitment for democratising knowledge and culture and a driving force for improving society.
Fontana d’Or is a fine example of Catalan civil architecture from the mediaeval period and is part of Girona’s historical heritage. Since 2011, it has been home to our centre, which has become an important space for the people of the city.
The glorious building, which was once home to the famous Vinyes cinema, a jewel of modernista architecture in Lleida, has been a cultural touchstone, serving local residents since the 1980s.
Located in the very heart of the city, the old building of the Mediodía electricity plant is now a cultural, social and educational centre for all kinds of audiences, which covers a space of over 10,000m2 and has an iconic wall garden that welcomes visitors in.
The building that once housed the Gran Hotel, is now a CaixaForum and is the most notable example of modernista architecture in the city of Palma. Since it opened its doors in 1993, the people of the city can enjoy an excellent level of cultural programming.
Located right next to Triana and the historical centre of Sevilla, this building is thought to be an impeccable exercise of avant-garde architecture and acts as a motor of culture in the city with over 8,000m2 of space for exhibitions, art and knowledge.
This meeting point of culture and science for the residents of the city and the surrounding area is located under the monumental gaze of the Centenari fountain, an icon of the urban expansion of Tarragona.
An outstanding piece of architecture, the latest cultural centre of the ”la Caixa” Foundation is located in the city of Valencia, in an important enclave of the Àgora building, part of the City of Arts and Sciences.
The unique architecture of the building, characterised by its arboreal shape, makes this cultural centre a must when visiting the city, with an underground auditorium that particularly stands out, as well as cultural and artistic programming for all audiences.
Casa Macaya, an architectural gem of Catalan modernisme in Barcelona, is a centre for reflection and debate among a range of players in our society; the aim of the centre is to work on challenges in the social, economic, industrial, technological, humanistic and environmental fields.
Science Museum CosmoCaixa
In a building that blends modernista and avant-garde styles, the Barcelona Science Museum is one of the leading centres in the city that seeks to bring science closer to all kinds of audiences, stimulating curiosity about science and advocating for the role that science plays in society.