German Pavilion Barcelona by Mies van der Rohe The German Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929 as the work of German representation for the International Exposition held in Montjuic Barcelona that year. The Pavilion is designe
BigNews.Biz - Apr 11,2012 - The German Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929 as the work of German representation for the International Exposition held in Montjuic Barcelona in that year. The Pavilion is designed as an area of modest proportions and refined materials. Glass, steel and four kinds of marble, were designed to accommodate the official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII with the German authorities. The originality in the use of materials always prominent in the work, not in the novelty of them but in the ideal of modernity represented and their rigorous implementation, in terms of its geometry, the precision of its parts and clarity of assembly.
Known as one of the most significant works of modern architecture, the pavilion is characterized by the radical simplicity of their spatial organization and forms, along with a showy elegance of the materials applied. Fruit of the ongoing analysis that has been exposed over the years, different influences are attributed among which are the particular taste of its creator by traditional Japanese architecture, Suprematism and Neo.