The 'Barcelona Pavilion', designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. It was an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine.
The building stood on a large podium alongside a pool. The structure itself consisted of eight steel posts supporting a flat roof, with curtain glass walling and a handful of partition walls. The overall impression is of perpendicular planes in three dimensions forming a cool, luxurious space.
Mies designed the Barcelona chair for the house. The Pavilion was dismantled at the end of the exhibition, but a copy has been rebuilt from 1983 to 1986 on the same site.
It’s a micro, so don’t forget to bring your pencil !
Important note : You do not have to enter the site or pay an admission to find the container !