Mies van der Rohe Foundation and Future Architecture platform
In this video, the team behind the Mies van der Rohe Foundation lovingly explores how the Barcelona Pavillion — an architectural masterpiece at the heart of the foundation — lives through the current crisis. They look at this amazing space with care, showing the routines and protocols that govern its life. Young Architects Award is also in the focus of this video as well as the life of architects who work from home and document their working spaces in times of pandemic. Meditative narrative juxtaposes stillshots by various contemporary authors with the photographs of the pavillion, creating a strange magentic field that is hard to break away from.
Voice and realization: Ivan Blasi and Anna Sala, Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Images: Nihao Films, Anna Mas and Anna Sala
Intervention at the Barcelona Pavilion: "It begins with one word" by Katarzyna Krakowiak and Marcin Szczelina
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe was set up in 1983 by the Barcelona City Hall with the initial purpose of reconstructing the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. Besides conserving and disseminating knowledge about the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, the Fundació today also fosters debate on and awareness of themes related to contemporary architecture and urban planning, as well as encouraging studies on the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and on the Modern Movement. In accordance with these objectives, the Fundació organises awards, congresses, conferences, exhibitions, workshops and installations. Outstanding among these activities is the organisation, jointly with the European Commission, of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture — Mies van der Rohe Award, one of the most prestigious of all European architecture prizes.