La Caixa Forum, Entrance Court
1999 - 2002
Site Area: 1,165 sqmBuilding Area: 1,165 sqmTotal Floor Area: 2,028 sqm
This public patio is a newly added main access route to the CaixaForum, housed in the renovated Casa Romana. The latter is located at the foot of Montjuic hills in Barcelona, Spain. A former textile factory built in 1911, this Modernismo piece of architecture had been used by Franco's guards from 1940 on, until it has been appointed a cultural property by the state in 1976. Given such history of the building, the former factory's main space was turned into an exhibition room. Construction works have already been in progress for some time, digging underground while preserving the original fa?ade, to create a main entrance for the entire facility along with auditorium.