Caixa Forum - Casaramona Factory

Casaramona Factory is a modernist building located on the Montjuic Mountain built by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch between 1909 and 1912. Since 2002 it has been the headquarters of Caixa Forum, a multidisciplinary centre which aim is to promote culture. It is owned by La Caixa, one of the largest banks in Catalonia.

The factory, built entirely from brick with iron decorations, was owned by Casimir Casaramona. It was the cotton manufacturing industry, specializing in the production of blankets and towels. The complex of buildings has two characteristic tall towers. They served as water tanks that were used in case of fire. The complex is also notable for the absence of chimneys due to the electric power supply system.

CaixaForum is an area dedicated to the arts and humanities. In the upper part of Barcelona, there is the bank's museum, CosmoCaixa, which is entirely dedicated to science. It was also designed in the modernist style by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

CaixaForum hosts frequent exhibitions of photographs, paintings or other works of art. Most of the time it can be visited for free.

The entrance to the building was designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

Source of description: planerGO

This object belongs to Montjuïc Park
Neighbourhood Montjuic (Sants-Montjuïc)
Price definition of price gratis
Geographical coordinates 41.3711235, 2.1495221
Address 08038 Barcelona, Avinguda del Marqués de Comillas 13
Construction dates 1909 - 1912
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