Architecture outdoor cinema

‘Pantalla Pavelló’ is the film series directly projected on the travertine of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion that delves into the relationship between the built environment, its limits and its borders, the people who inhabit it, and how this relationship is accentuated and revealed in its maximum expression. Every summer ‘Pantalla Pavelló’ selects interesting films and documentaries related to architecture and architects to be enjoyed in one of the most acclaimed buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich in 1929 as the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition, held in Montjuïc.

Also known as ‘Barcelona Pavilion”, it is one of the most influential buildings of the 20th century

Built from glass, steel and different kinds of marble, the Pavilion was conceived to accommodate the official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII of Spain along with the German authorities.

After the closure of the Exhibition, the Pavilion was disassembled in 1930. Over time it became a key reference point not only in Mies van der Rohe’s own career but also in twentieth-century architecture as a whole. Given the significance and reputation of the Pavilion, thoughts turned towards its possible reconstruction. In 1980 Oriol Bohigas, as head of the Urban Planning Department at the Barcelona City Council, set the project in motion, designating architects Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Cristian Cirici and Fernando Ramos to research, design and supervise the reconstruction of the Pavilion. Work began in 1983 and the new building was opened on its original site in 1986.

Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion – Cinema
Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion