Located in the center of Vigo the Social Center building combines tradition with modernity in one of the architectural jewels of nineteenth-century eclecticism Vigo.
After seven years of intense study for the development of a rehabilitation project work began chord. It invested over 30 million euros in the rehabilitation that lasted just over a year for 11,000 square meters of surface spread over 5 floors.
The Social Centre is a multifunctional building Caixanova catalyst for social and cultural demands, which focuses on social assistance, technological diffusion, the extent of the knowledge society, economic development, education, environment, culture and promotion employment.
After rehabilitation is the creation of an indoor garden that serves to bring light to all floors. Its construction has granite mixed with modern materials getting an amazing landscape design from large windows and sculptures.
Caixanova Social Center is located in the historic building Bárcena House of the late nineteenth century.This building, surrounded by the eclectic architectural movement, was designed by de la Fuente Jenaro Domínguez. It invested over 30 million euros in their rehabilitation.
The result of the rehabilitation was a space uniquely beautiful, bright, spacious, racionamente distributed, and technologically gifted, to fulfill the function for which it is intended.
The exhibition halls Caixanova Collection hosts, according to experts, the best collection of Galician art world. Funds totaling collection of 4,000 works of which 120 of them exposed on a tour organized a didactic.Since the nineteenth century Galician art today.
The exhibition consists of 37 modules Naturnova organized into three areas: The universe, biosphere, and the Man and the Environment.
Naturnova or Interactive Environmental Education Center serves as a guide for reflection on the effects of human activities on the ecosystem and their possible solutions.
It also shows the solar system in motion, the bottom of the estuary aboard a submarine, a virtual flight over Galicia, computer games. In Naturnova the active protagonist is the visitor.
Three display areas dedicated to temporary exhibits from various museums and private collections.Also on display in this exhibition halls of scientific or ethnographic and artistic tours, new or embodied in a firm commitment to the creative quality.
|Classes and Workshops|
The center devotes four spaces to classrooms and creativity workshops. Dedication to crafts, theater, video, animation films, photography, multimedia,. Notably kitchen classroom where there are courses for beginners and high level with renowned restaurateurs.
Capacity for 360 people and equipped with latest technology systems: system of high resolution video, computer projection, document camera, video-conferencing, large format film and simultaneous translation in up to six languages.
|CONFERENCE ROOMS AND MEETINGS|
The conference room has a capacity of 122 people and is equipped with projector, document cameras, PC, video, DVD, monitors, 120-inch screen, audio distributors journalists.
Meeting rooms are available for companies or organizations who want to celebrate their institutional events. Its capacity ranges between 10 and 22 people and are equipped with audiovisual equipment.
The reception hall, noble and protocol serves as a frame for the reception of the events taking place in it.
|HALLS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION|
The Center has a Caixanova Social Technology Dissemination Center offers preparation companies to successfully exploit the continuous technological innovations, new working methods and advances in communications.In the same spirit unfolds Area New Technologies that focuses on training and development of new multimedia tools.