Starting from 2002, the place reopened as a museum. It was redone before opening and a new entrance was added, that was planned by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who is considered today as one of the most prominent Japanese architects.
The center is used as a place for temporary exhibits, conventions, seminars, classes, and more. the museum contains almost 3,000 square meters of exhibit space, science library, auditorium, classes, and a restaurant. You can find here relevant information in different fields: photography, painting, sculpting, and more. Entrance into the museum is free, and anyone interested in art, in general, can find something interesting here.
The building was originally intended to be a textile factory. Already from the beginning of the building, it was an impressive building planned by the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Its building was completed in 1911, and already that same year the building won an award in the city for the best industrial building built.