This 2020 the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is activated more than ever as a public platform to dissolve the boundaries between architectural research and the arts, promoting the dissemination of architecture in collaboration with an extensive and varied network of entities and people.
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award on Collective Housing
In the frame of Barcelona Gallery Weekend, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Ana Mas Projects present an intervention by the artist Laercio Redondo that creates a dialogue with the space of the Pavilion, focused on the question of erasures in time and history, especially in relation to its construction and reconstruction.
A collaboration between FUNDARQMX, SOFAR, Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Escola Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC).
Presentation of the publication on the artistic intervention ‘No fear of Glass’ that designer Sabine Marcelis carried out from 20th December 2019 to 12th January 2020 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
A sample of the answers that architecture has given to the question of collective housing from the winning works in the last two editions of the EU Mies Award.
Photographic project of the German Arina Dähnick. Intimate “architectural portraits”, which give priority to the details of Mies van der Rohe’s works and to the way in which different lighting and weather conditions interact with the architect’s buildings.
On 23rd June 2020 the 4 winners of the 3rd edition of the Young Talent Architecture Award will be announced.
An exhibition with models, videos and images that disseminates around the world the best recent architecture in Europe and creates debate and synergies on the ways of designing, building and using places, cities and territories from the works of the last edition of the EU Mies Award.
The result of the contest “Fear of Columns” selected the proposal that materialized in the intervention “I do not want to change the world. I just want to express it”. In this same thread Martínez Santa-María now presents an essay on the architectural column and its spiritual significance. “The expression of weight shows the various paths that defy the constructive practice and the imperative logic of gravity. And it is extraordinary that architecture, which does not have the same freedom as painting or sculpture, nor that literature or music, demonstrates, in the same narrow margins that limit it, the value of the challenge it challenges and the paradoxical freedom that belongs to it.”
Debates and awards ceremony of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 in the framework of the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
Barcelona will open to the international landscape on 30th September and 1st and 2nd October 2020 for the 11th edition of the Barcelona Biennial of Landscape. Within this framework, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, in collaboration with The Bartlett School of Architecture in London and MIAS Architects, will present a proposal that will work with the Pavilion and its most landscape side for the Swab Barcelona Art Festival.
Granting the 2nd Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture.
The scholarship supports the study, dissemination and visibility of contributions to architecture that have been unduly relegated or forgotten, made by professionals who have suffered discrimination due to their personal conditions. It also seeks to always promote equal opportunities to the exercise of architecture.
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe participates this year and for the 11th year at the 48h Open House BCN. We offer free guided tours in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and we also open our offices and part of the archive that generates our work, mainly through the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and the interventions that have been made over the years in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
A spatial transformation of the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion based on material research.
Within the framework of the Loop Barcelona festival, the Pavilion hosts an artistic intervention from the video dance piece ” Woman Against the Light” created by Albert Badia and 15-L and based on the artistic intervention by Enric Llorach in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in 2017.