The future of the Mies van der Rohe House in Berlin -known as the House Lemke- has been part of an ongoing conversation, initiated by the director Dr. Wita Noack and supported by the chairman of the board, Ingolf Kern. Due to the significant visitor flow, the historical structure needs to be relieved and a visitor center accommodating all important functions is much needed. Last year, the international film and exhibition project ‘Mies Goes Future’ was launched, inviting artists, architects, art and architectural historians to explore the possibilities of how the future of the Mies van der Rohe House as an institution can be shaped.
The conversations continue, now in the Barcelona Pavilion, to gather ideas from the experiences of Mrs. Margherita Guccione, director of MAXXI Architettura; Dr. Wita Noack, director of the Mies van der Rohe house; Dr. Joachim Jäger, deputy director Neue Nationalgalerie; Mrs. Isabel Bachs, architecture chief at MACBA and member of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion reconstruction team; and Mrs. Anna Ramos, director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, together with filmmaker Greg Bannan and curator Esenija Bannan.
Previously, on 5 September, the film cycle Pantalla Pavelló will present the documentary “Mies goes Future” by filmmaker Greg Bannan and curator Esenija Bannan in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion with their participation and as an anticipation to the event on 27 September.