A to Z of Expo Architects: Mies van der Rohe

A to Z of Expo Architects: Mies van der Rohe

German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe stands out for defining his own architectural style that, combining clarity and simplicity, reshaped 21st century styles. As a pioneer of modern architecture, the last director of the Bauhaus school takes the R spot in the A to Z series for creating Germany’s remarkable pavilion at World Expo 1929 Barcelona.

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Barcelona celebrates the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Mies van der Rohe’s pavilion

Barcelona celebrates the 30th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Mies van der Rohe’s pavilion

Today marks 30 years since the Mies van der Rohe’s pavilion was rebuilt in its original place for the enjoyment of Barcelona’s residents and in homage to its architect.

The Pavilion, originally designed for the World Expo 1929 by the prominent German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, served as the German national pavilion and was the venue for the reception of King Alfonso XIII of Spain as well as many German political figures.

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