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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in...
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The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain.

This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the exhibition. It is an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and its spectacular use of extravagant materials, such as marble, red onyx and travertine.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona Pavilion

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The Barcelona Pavilion

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Mies wanted this building to become ‘an ideal zone of tranquillity’ for the weary visitor, who should be invited into the pavilion on the way to the next attraction. Since the pavilion lacked a real exhibition space, the building itself was to become the exhibit. The pavilion was designed to ‘block’ any passage through the site, rather, one would have to go through the building. Visitors would enter by going up a few stairs, and due to the slightly sloped site, would leave at ground level in the direction of the Poble Espanyol.





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Barcelona Pavilion

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona Pavilion

The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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