The dimensions for the Barcelona Pavilion were not recorded on the detailed planning maps and any person interested in the dimensions must visit the structure themselves or assign a number to the square that is shown in the plan drawing, as the original structure no longer exists.The Barcelona Pavilion resides in Barcelona, Spain; however, it was originally supposed to be called the German Pavilion.Continue Reading
The Barcelona Pavilion now stands at the bottom of the National Art Museum of Catalonia and Montjuic. It was built by architect Mies van der Rohe, in 1928-1929, for the International Exposition. The modern structure was demolished, in 1930, and was rebuilt, in 1959, following Mies' original design. The rebuilding was completed by looking at the detailed plan drawings that could be found and by looking at photographs of the original structure. From there, architects made educated guesses as to what the original dimensions were.
The structure consists of a steel frame, glass and polished stone. The travertine material was used, to help create additional light within the structure. Due to the travertine's luminous qualities, the sun would hit the travertine during the day and the travertine would appear to be radiating light throughout the pavilion. This can be seen most noticeably through the two reflecting pools on either side of the pavilion. The Barcelona Pavilion is considered to be a masterpiece, within architecture's modernism movement.Learn more about Architecture