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Pavelló Mies van der Rohe

B6 Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 7 q Espanya @ 13, 150 # 10am–8pm daily (Nov–Feb: to 6pm) ¢ 1 Jan, 25 Dec miesbcn.com

Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969), director of the avant-garde Bauhaus school, and his close collaborator Lilly Reich (1885–1947) for the International Exhibition of 1929, the German Pavilion’s modern and simple lines must have shocked its first visitors. The pavilion is characterized by fluid, glassy spaces, in which the boundaries between inside and outside were blurred, and made use of materials like marble and onyx. This was enhanced by highly polished façades and extensive use of tinted glass. Two pools ...

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