From all national pavilions presented at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, there is one, pavilion of the German section, which has since become an icon. It was designed by Mies van der Rohe and came to showcase the spirit of Germany’s new architecture. The two thrones, known today as the ‘Barcelona Chairs,’ were mean for King Alfonso XIII who participated in the ceremony of its opening. Mies’ love for precious materials was evident. Panels of semi-precious stones, polished marble, golden onyx, and enormous glass panels, while the courtyard hosted a bronze nude and a pool. When it was opened, Peter Behrens, Mies’ mentor described it as “the most important building of this century”, yet, it was demolished when the fair was closed down. The Pavilion was reconstructed in the 80s, after the documents from the Mies’ archives at MoMA. Now, Archilogic has made an accurate digital reconstruction of the famed Pavilion.
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