Visits to the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion

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Architecture. Enjoy a visit to this symbolic Modern Movement work.

The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as Germany's national pavilion for the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1929.

Built with glass, steel and several types of marble, the Pavilion was intended to play host to an official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII with the German authorities.

Once the Exposition was over, the Pavilion was dismantled in 1930. Over time, it became a benchmark both in Mies van der Rohe's career and as a 20th-century architectural complex. The Pavilion’s significance and recognition prompted some to consider the possibility of reconstructing it.

In 1980, Oriol Bohigas launched such an initiative from Councillor’s Office for Urban Planning at Barcelona City Council, with Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Cristian Cirici and Fernando Ramos as the architects designated for researching, designing and supervising the Pavilion’s reconstruction.

Reconstruction work began in 1983 and the new building was officially opened in 1986 on the original site.

These visits offer  both architecture enthusiasts and the general public an excellent opportunity to discover the meaning of “less is more”, through this benchmark Modern Movement work, which set the foundations of modern architecture and has inspired so many generations of architects.




Occur on:
Pavelló Mies van der Rohe.
Registration at:
Pavelló Mies van der Rohe.
Organised by:
Pavelló Mies van der Rohe.

Institut Municipal Fundació Mies van der Rohe - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe

Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
el Poble-sec
Institut Municipal Fundació Mies van der Rohe - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe
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