Beautiful Failures | Stella Rahola and Roger Paez

The students of the Master’s degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces of Elisava, led by professors Stella Rahola Matutes and Roger Paez, propose a de-construction of the pavilion of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich from their constituent materials.

A tribute will be paid to the city of Barcelona rethought as a producing city, and a trilogy is proposed that will allow a three-year collaboration. It will begin with the choice of glass in this first edition, and will work with transparency and reflection, which rather than qualities, are capabilities of this material that revolutionised architecture and of which the German Pavilion is a paradigm.




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Mies van de Rohe Pavilion