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Pavilion Van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion van der Rohe designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. In fact, it was designed as the German national pavilion for the International Exhibition of 1929, held on Montjuïc. As an symbolic work of the Modern Movement, the Pavilion is the subject of inspiration for many future architects. It also represents an important building in modern architectural history; famous for its simple form and extravagant materials, such as marble and limestone.

Pavilion Van der Rohe

Furthermore, the building originally stood on a large podium alongside a pool. It also was disassembled at the end of the World Expo in 1930 Barcelona before being rebuilt in 1983. On the other hand, the actual structure consists of eight pillars, which support a flat roof.

Go to Montjuïc to visit the pavilion, a typical work of  the Modernism Movement. Mies Van Der Rohe Foundation was established in 1983 by the  city of Barcelona with the aim of restoring the German pavilion. In addition to preserving and disseminating knowledge about the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion, the foundation holds debates on contemporary architecture and urban planning.

More information about Pavilion Van der Rohe.

Opening hours

Wednesdays & Fridays from 17.00 – 19.00
Guided tours in English, Catalan and Spanish.

Rates

Admission 3.50 €
Metro / Bus: Metro: L1, L3 Espanya – Bus: Plaça Espanya

Area: Sants / Montjuïc
Web: http://www.miesbcn.com/es/pabellon.html

 

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xavi

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