Barcelona Mies Pavilion Model

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Fundació Mies Barcelona Pavilion model

A “do-it-yourself” replica of the Barcelona Mies Pavilion in a scale of 1:150, notably crafted with birch plywood, methacrylate, and steel, easy to assemble.

Experience the thrill of bringing back to life this timeless construction from 1929. The Mies Barcelona Pavilion Model comes unmounted, with a total of 19 pieces, and it is the user’s task to build it piece per piece following the instructions inside just like following an architectural plan.

An ideal replica for architecture lovers and Mies van der Rohe admirers, to display as a sculpture, as a piece of art, or as architectural decoration, this miniature building pays attention to the details of the original Pavilion: proportions, size, and the inner and outer areas where real life visitors can walk about.

Packed inside a wooden case that can serve as base for display, in elegant black, with rubber band cord closing.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (assembled):
Height: 3 cm // 1.2 in
Width: 42 cm // 16.5 in
Length: 18.5 cm // 7.3 in

Weight (boxed):
673 g / 1.5 lb / 26.7 oz

Material:
birch plywood, methacrylate, steel

Scale: 1:150 (meaning: every 1 centimeter on the model equals 150 centimeters on real life)

Assembling instructions inside.
Methacrylate parts are covered with a blue plastic cover to be removed.
Not recommended for children under 3 years old as it contains small pieces.

Description

Designed in 2019 by Roviras Castelao Arquitectura and Beamalevich, the model is handmade locally by workshops from the city of Barcelona.

The Pavilion is an iconic building of Barcelona and of XXth-century architecture. It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and life partner Lilly Reich as the German National Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. An emblematic work of the Modern Architecture Movement, built only of glass, steel, and different kinds of marble, it has been exhaustively studied and interpreted, and since its creation, it has inspired the works of several generations of architects.

Barcelona Pavilion
The Pavilion during the 1929 International Exhibit in Barcelona

The original Pavilion of 1929 only lasted a year in its place: in 1930, following the end of the International Exhibit, the pavilion was entirely removed from its spot nearby the Palau Sant Jordi.

The Staatliches Bauhaus school – where Ludwig Mies van der Rohe studied and developed his design identity – however, went on to expand, and gave birth to some of the most important XXth Century Architects, who would later take credit for famous buildings like the Fagus Factory, Lake Shore Drive, the Weissenhofsiedlung, the Tugendhat House, the IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) Institute of Design, the Farnsworth House, the Seagram Building, The Langham, the Dominion Center, the Crown Hall, the Riehl House, Max-Liebling’s House, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Lafayette Park, the White City of Tel-Aviv, the Haus am Horn, and more…

In 1983, after decades of requests by Barcelona inhabitants to rebuild the pavilion where it was, works started on the same exact spot where it had been in the Exhibition of 1929. Three years later, on June 2nd 1986, the Pavilion was fully re-raised again in its original placement, with the exact same materials used for its construction, that had been stored since its ‘demolition’. Incredible!

It is still possible today to see the base of one of the structural columns installed in the area back in the Universal Exhibition times.

Important artists related with the Bauhaus School include Heinrich von Eckardt, Peter Behrens, Konrad Wachsmann, Marcel Breuer, Henry van de Velde, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Josef Esters, Lilly Reich, Walter Gropius, Theo Van Doesburg, Bruno Paul, Hannes Meyer, Johannes Itten, Herbert Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, and Paul Klee.

Brand

Beamalevich

Barcelona-based brand est. in 2009 which creates Design Objects, Toys, City Skylines & Art Gifts inspired mostly by XX-century architecture & design beamalevich

Additional information

Weight 0.673 kg
Dimensions 18.5 × 43 × 3 cm
GTIN

718122732753

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