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The Barcelona Pavilion, or the German Pavilion, is a famous building from 1929 designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He designed for this Pavilion also the design classic, the Barcelona chair.

The Pavilion was built for the 1929 world's fair in Barcelona and served mainly as a reception room. After the world exhibition was the aborted but due to the architectural and monumental interest is the between 1983 and 1986 by a group of Spanish architects rebuilt. It is drawn from the original plans and black-and-white photographs.

Materials[Edit]Edit

The Pavilion is characterized by a frequent use of luxury-style materials like travertine, green marble and Golden onyx. The onyx and marble plates are in open boekvorm, i.e. perpendicular to the structural sawn through and if it were expanded, processed on the walls. So come forth the patterns mirrored. Large cantilevers were used and narrow steel columns with cross-shaped cross-section. A shallow water feature creates a reflection of the building.

Art Integration[Edit]Edit

The Pavilion is decorated with the image Of Tomorrow by Georg Kolbe. The picture is multiple reflected in the glass, the water and the marble walls.

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