Mutual inspiration. A double experience!

On both sides of Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and the entrance forecourt to CaixaForum by Arata Isozaki are in silent dialogue. When Arata Isozaki designed the access to the ground floor of the Casarramona factory, he was inspired by the lines and materials of the pavilion that it had next door.

The entrance forecourt to CaixaForum is underground and the Pavilion is on a raised level, but both share pure lines, both leave their spaces open to the sky. Both seek their strength in a few well-chosen materials: stone, glass, steel and water. Both have had to break the geometric lines with an organic presence that directs our gaze upwards: in the case of the Pavilion the gesture of a woman’s arms, in the case of the forecourt the branches of a tree that form the pergola overlooking the street.

Just as we sometimes look up a word in the dictionary and are captivated by the definition of the neighbouring word; or when looking for a book in the library, our hand goes off to leaf through the book next to it and so, unexpectedly, the discovery expands a horizon that enriches and fascinates us, we would like this to happen to you in the same way with the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion and the entrance forecourt to CaixaForum by Arata Isozaki.

If on leaving CaixaForum you come to the Pavilion you will get a 50% discount on your ticket, and if on leaving the Pavilion you go to CaixaForum, you will get the ticket at half price.

Benefit from a 50% discount on the second ticket until 6 June. Come see us and learn what links us to our neighbour.



22-3-2020 < 6-6-2020

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Mies van der Rohe Pavilion - CaixaForum