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Pavello Mies Van der Rohe, Barcelona

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Mies van der Rohe, who is considered the father of Modern architecture, designed the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Today, we can once again admire this key landmark as a result of the painstaking reconstruction carried out in the 1980s in Barcelona.

The Barcelona Pavilion, is an iconic landmark of the Modern Movement and has been a source of inspiration to generations of architects. Its creator was the director of the Bauhaus, the school which changed the course of European art and design. The Pavilion is built from glass, steel and four different types of marbles, which are the same types used in the original building.

The importance of the Pavilion lies in the fact that its materials epitomise the ideals of modernism: perfect symmetry, open-plan spaces, precise distances and minimalism.

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