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On June 2, 1986, the reconstruction of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, example and reference of the Modern Movement, was inaugurated in its original space.
The building was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and originally served as the German Pavilion during the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. The structure was originally designed to host the official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII along with the German authorities. Its innovative architectural structure manifested a radical break in spatial design and had a major influence on the development of the city’s urban landscape.
For this reason in 1983, the City Hall of Barcelona created the Mies van der Rohe Foundation to start a reconstruction project of the German Pavilion. To rehabilitate the structure, its elements honoring the provenance and essential properties of the original materials first used in 1929: glass, steel, and four types of stone and marble.
The Mies van der Rohe Foundation regularly hosts traveling exhibitions that document its namesake’s architectural accomplishments and accolades, and explore general themes in modern and contemporary architecture and design.
Mies's modernist buildings are a true pleasure to be in. To those saying it's overpriced, you must be hard pressed for 5€. I spent over an hour in here sitting and looking at all the marble details. A true masterpiece.