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An ecological constructing with a big roof within the form of a drop of water has been the successful architectural mission for the brand new CaixaDiscussion board Málaga, as introduced this Thursday by representatives of the establishment and the mayor of town, Francisco de la Torre. The distinctive design just isn’t solely aesthetic, however may also act as a climatic shelter: it has been oriented alongside the complete path of the photo voltaic arc to reap the benefits of and shield itself from the solar. This is the principle attribute of a constructing ― that will probably be accomplished on the finish of 2026 ― that has been repeatedly outlined as ecofriendly, with low carbon dioxide and vitality emissions, giant gardens and plant covers, photovoltaic panels and ceramic items that forestall warmth accumulation.

The explicit design is the work of Felipe Pich-Aguilera and Teresa Batlle. They are the leaders of the Pich Architects group, acknowledged for architectural tasks which might be built-in into the panorama to attain a constructive and regenerative affect on the atmosphere. They additionally set up a connection between nature and the suitable use of pure assets. On this event, they’ve opted for a big outside backyard that, along with serving as the realm’s inexperienced lung, will host numerous outside actions. Its cowl will probably be manufactured from a pure materials, ceramic, and can permit air to movement via it to supply thermodynamic consolation. It may also combine LED lighting with low vitality consumption.

“CaixaForum Málaga represents the culmination of our commitment to the city. The centers are meeting points, centers open to the service of all in which access to culture is promoted, understood as a fundamental piece for the construction of a better society,” said this Monday morning the president of the La Fundación Caixa, Isidro Fainé. The building will be located in Manuel Azaña Square, one of the most visible entrances to Malaga, which links directly to the vital Andalucía Avenue. “It is an urban and environmental dialogue, between reason and emotion, whose greatest expression is seen on the roof of the center, the emblem of the new CaixaForum,” the establishment says in a press launch.

The president of the La Caixa Foundation, Isidro Fainé, and the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre during the presentation this morning of the winning architectural project.
The president of the La Caixa Foundation, Isidro Fainé, and the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre during the presentation this morning of the winning architectural project.DANIEL PEREZ

Construction work will begin throughout 2024 and will occupy a space of 9,417 square meters. The estimated investment is around 30 million euros. It will house two large exhibition halls, an auditorium and multipurpose rooms on the first floor. It will also have an educational space, a café-restaurant and a bookstore on the ground floor, as well as underground parking. The building will also have offices, warehouses, reception, lobby, technical areas and a parking lot. It is planned that six exhibitions and 1,500 activities will be held per year.

Despite not having a headquarters in Malaga, CaixaForum has constantly promoted events in the community. In fact, last year 2023 it allocated a total of 61 million euros to the development of social action activities in Andalusia. With the new CaixaForum, the foundation expands its network of centers to bring culture closer to seven of the main capitals of the Spanish territory by population volume: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​València, Seville, Zaragoza, Palma and Málaga.

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