Less is More

Arguably still the most sublimely uncomplicated and beautiful example of modern architecture sits at the foot of Mont Juic in Barcelona city in Catalunya, Spain.

The German Pavilion, constructed for the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929, was designed by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

It was dismantled after Expo 1929.  However (with the approval of Mies van der Rohe), the ‘Barcelona Pavilion’ was re-constructed in exact detail by the city of Barcelona in 1983-86.

Plan

Floor Plan elements

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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( Photo from 1929 )

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King Alfonso XII of Spain and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the opening of the German Pavilion in 1929.

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( Historic photos – Fundació Mies van der Rohe Barcelona )

 

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