the barcelona pavilion - barcelona
Le Pavillon de Barcelone - Barcelone
The Barcelona Pavilion, also known as the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as the German national pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. The Pavilion was designed to host the official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII of Spain with the German authorities and used for the official opening of the German section of the exhibition. The building has become a major icon of twentieth-century modernist architecture, characterised by its symmetry, open spaces, precise proportions and minimalist design. Combined with materials such as glass, steel and extravagant marble. The same characteristics of minimalism can be applied to the prestigious furniture specially designed for the building, including Barcelona’s emblematic chair. Exotic materials are another unique feature of this building. High-quality stone slabs such as Tinos verde antico marble and golden onyx veneers as well as grey, green, white and translucent glass serve exclusively as spatial dividers.