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4 + 2 December 2021

Never Demolish

Intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

November 26 – December 16

Curators: Ilka and Andreas Ruby

Never Demolish at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation presents the intervention “Never Demolish” curated by Ilka and Andreas Ruby based on the winning project of the EU Mies Award 2019 “Transformation of 530 dwellings – Grand Parc Bordeaux” by the architects Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture.

Never Demolish, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

post updated 4 July 2021

Barcelona Pavilion Building by Mies van der Rohe

El Pavelló Alemany
Reconstrucció del Pavelló de Representació d’Alemanya a l’Exposició de Barcelona

The building is also known as the ‘German Pavilion’ or ‘Mies van der Rohe Pavilion’.

Barcelona Pavilion Mies van der Rohe building

Location: Hill of Montjuic, southwest Barcelona

Date: 1929; pavilion building reconstruction 1983-86

Design: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich

Barcelona Pavilion Mies van der Rohe building

Photos of this Mies van der Rohe building © Adrian Welch

Barcelona Pavilion Mies van der Rohe building

Mies van der Rohe : Barcelona Pavilion architect

Barcelona Pavilion Building Description

The Barcelona Pavilion building is for many architects their favourite building in the World. It’s architecture is pure poetry, simple honest planes of stone with slim, graceful polished steel cruciform columns. The integration of water through two shallow pools brings calmness and reflection to the pavilion.

Barcelona Pavilion Mies van der Rohe building

The architect Mies van der Rohe was interested in developing free flowing space and this is done using walls as planes in isolation, joined by sliding elements or glass.

Barcelona Pavilion Mies van der Rohe building

Thus the wall is expressed as a single element with space flowing around it. The majority of the pavilion building is constructed out of (cream-coloured) travertine which gives the building a luxurious feel and aids the perception of spaciousness.

El Pavelló Alemany building walls El Pavelló Alemany building facade El Pavelló Alemany interior El Pavelló Alemany stone

For many people the Barcelona Pavilion building represents the apotheosis of Modernism, a building which is uncompromised by the complexity of functions. In this respect it is similar to the Farnsworth House, also by Mies van der Rohe.

Barcelona Pavilion spaces column by Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion picture Mies van der Rohe building + pool

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English text:
Barcelona Pavilion Building

Spanish text:
Pabellón Mies van der Rohe

Location: Barcelona, Catalunya, Northeast Spain, southwestern Europe

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (1886 – 1969) was a German-American architect. The architect is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture.

Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity.
Source: Wikipedia

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