The Floating Building: CaixaForum Madrid | Episode 7

16 of August of 2021

The Caixaforum Madrid is a building that makes you stop for one reason: it looks like it’s floating. Even after staring at it for a couple of minutes, it’s difficult to figure out. There are so many design decisions that just don’t seem to make sense. And that’s exactly what makes it beautiful.

On this episode of Sounds Like Infrastructure, we see how Ferrovial took the iconic Herzog and De Meuron design and made it happen. The team would need to make this old industrial power station five times its original size and completely re-engineer the structural integrity of the building. And this design, paired with a 460 square metre vertical garden, would become one of Madrid’s most photographed buildings and one of Ferrovial’s most iconic projects.

Sounds Like Infrastructure is a collaboration between Ferrovial and Veleta Media. Our team includes Kevin García King, José Luis García Guaita, Theresa Beno, Arantxa Gulias Valverde, Manuel Sánchez Medina and Craig Lawless. Editing by Craig Lawless.

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