The Historic Building of La Caixa bank formerly known as La Caixa de Pensions i Estalvis is a building on Via Laietana in Barcelona by the Catalan architect Enric Sagnier i Villavechia.
Designed between 1914 and 1917, the stage in which the author had abandoned catalan modernism to settle in eclecticism with classic lines was built entirely with reinforced concrete.
The building stands as a tower at the corner of Via Laietana and its façade has many sculptures to ornament it. The main one is a sculpture of Manel Fuxà, symbolizing the savings called 'El Ahorro' in Catalan. Actually, the building was constructed thinking to host the Headquarters of the Bank and to have many renting flats above in order to recoup the investment.
It currently houses just an office of that bank because its current headquarters moved to two modern towers on Diagonal.
Similar places by:
|Neighbourhood||Sant Pere (Ciutat Vella)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3873247, 2.1743111|
|Address||08003 Barcelona, Via Laietana 56|
|Construction dates||1914 - 1917|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|