Barcelona Pavilion inspires architects from around the globe to make worshipful pilgrimages to the site.
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 7
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Modern architecture had one of its finest moments in this city in 1929 when the German Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe, now known widely as the Barcelona Pavilion, was unveiled during the International Exhibition. The simple forms and extravagant materials the maestro of modernism used in the pavilion, around which he created a serene setting, inspires architects from around the globe to make worshipful pilgrimages to the site.
You don’t have to be an architect to appreciate the site’s prolific beauty, and mid-century modern lovers should not forget that the architect’s Barcelona furniture is as popular now as it ever was. This is the building for which the scissor-based, tufted pieces were designed, and you’ll have an entirely new appreciation for the chaises, chairs and ottomans by taking just one stroll through the building’s winsome spaces.