Where was the original Barcelona Pavilion?

The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition, held on Montjuïc.

What happened to the Barcelona Pavilion?

In 1930, the original Barcelona Pavilion was dismantled after the International Exposition was over; however; in 1983 a group of Catalan architects began working on rebuilding the pavilion from photographs and what little salvaged drawings that remained.

When was the Barcelona Pavilion?

In 1929, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the German national pavilion, also known as ‘Barcelona Pavilion’ in Spain; one of the most influential buildings of the 20th century, remaining an architectural vision to this day.

When was the Barcelona Pavilion demolished?

Today, I made a visit to the German Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain, which was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the International Exposition in 1929. Offered the commission in 1928, Mies created a masterpiece in short order. Built as a temporary structure, it was destroyed in 1930 and rebuilt in 1986.

When was Barcelona Pavilion rebuilt?

The Pavilion was originally designed as a temporary structure for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona and rebuilt in 1986 as a permanent building.

How was the Barcelona Pavilion built?

The Pavilion has a simple, metal frame structure. The roof is supported by steel columns, covered in chrome to give them a more elegant look. The roof is a thin metal and concrete slab, covered with plaster and painted in white. The different vertical planes are either glass or marble walls.

What type of architecture is the Barcelona Pavilion?

Modern architectureMies van der Rohe Pavilion / Architectural style

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Who was the Barcelona Pavilion designed for?

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Lilly Reich
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion/Architects

What is the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona?

The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, also known as the Barcelona Pavilion, was commissioned to represent Germany for the 1929 International Exposition, which took place on Montjuïc Mountain. It’s therefore more informally referred to as the German Pavilion.

Why did Hermann Mies design the German Pavilion in Barcelona?

After several architectural triumphs in Germany, Mies was commissioned to design the German Pavilion for the International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. The pavilion was intended to be the face of the German section that would host King Alphonso XIII of Spain and German officials at the inauguration of the exposition.

What is the German Pavilion in Barcelona?

The German Pavilion, also known as Barcelona Pavilion, is a small building at the bottom of the Montjuic hill, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 Barcelona Expo. The German government commissioned Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich to design the pavilion as Germany’s contribution to the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

What is Mies van der Waals pavilion?

Unlike other pavilions at the exposition, Mies understood his pavilion simply as a building and nothing more, it would not house art or sculpture rather the pavilion would be a place of tranquility and escape from the exposition, in effect transforming the pavilion into an inhabitable sculpture. Save this picture!