Barcelona Pavilion
The building is also known as the ´German Pavilion´ or 'Mies van der Rohe Pavilion'

The Barcelona Pavilion building is for many architects their favourite building in the World. It's architecture is pure poetry, simple honest planes of stone with slim, graceful polished steel cruciform columns. The integration of water through two shallow pools brings calmness and reflection to the pavilion.

The architect Mies van der Rohe was interested in developing free flowing space and this is done using walls as planes in isolation, joined by sliding elements or glass. Thus the wall is expressed as a single element with space flowing around it. The majority of the building is constructed out of (cream-coloured) travertine which gives the building a luxurious feel and aids the perception of spaciousness.


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