As for the architectural interventions, the building was extended in the year 2000 by the architects Emilio Giménez and Julián Esteban Chapapría. Later, an attempted renovation was projected by the SANAA team, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, Pritzker Prize in 2010, in which the building would be enveloped by a perforated metal prism. In the end, this architectural renovation was not undertaken.
What did take place, in 2018, was the opening of a branch of the museum in the city of Alcoy, IVAM CADA, and the opening is planned in 2023 of another premises in Parc Central de Valencia, in one of the industrial warehouses designed by the architect Demetrio Ribes, now refurbished, which will host the more experimental and avant-garde part of the programme of the IVAM. Ribes was the architect of the Estación del Norte and one of the renovators of the city at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), directed since 2020 by Nuria Enguita, is situated on the podium of the most important cultural institutions of the Valencian Community, according to data of the latest Cultural Observatory.
Photography: IVAM and Turismo Valencia.