The iconic Barcelona Pavilion is a building with a colourful and intermittent history. It was designed by one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Less than a year after it was built, the building was torn down, only to be reconstructed on the original site more than 50 years later, in 1986. This exhibition invites viewers to explore the three stages, or lives, of the building, from its erection, to its absence and subsequent reconstruction. Located on the esplanade between the Magic Fountain and the Pavilion, the exhibition will showcase a series of documents and images that describe this complex and fascinating history. In the Pavilion, there will be screenings of two documentaries that record the memories of those involved in the reconstruction, as well as comments by those responsible for the day-to-day running of the space. On September 24th and 25th, there will be an open house weekend along with a programme of activities based on the exhibition and the Pavilion.
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