Caixa Forum Barcelona
A bit of history
The textile manufacturer Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercós commissioned the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch to build him a textile factory in Barcelona. Cadafalch completed the Casaramona factory in 1911 and received an award for creating the best industrial building of the year. Alongside Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner, the Cadafalch played an important role in the Art Nouveau movement in Barcelona.
However, just 7 years later the factory was closed again and served as a department store during the World’s Fair of 1929. Then, the factory was used as a warehouse, and from 1940 onward, the National Police used it as a garage for its many vehicles.
The Caixa Bank purchased the building in 1963 and decided to make use of its artistic background in 1992, when its conversion began, turning it into a place of culture and social education – The Caixa Forum.