School Activities Program - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe offers an Educational Action Plan, aimed at high school and elementary students and the family public to take advantage of the unique space that is the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion to teach girls and boys, visitors and the Barcelonians to know and enjoy good architecture.

Our pedagogical project currently includes three activities:

Free visit to the Pavilion, with documentary support to prepare the visit of the school groups accompanied by teachers.

Essential reservation to educa@miesbcn.com with the request of date and time of visit indicating the number of students (free access to accompanying teachers and students of Catalan schools with concerted visit).

Virtual guided tour of the Pavilion, if you prefer to organize a visit from the classroom or from each student’s home, as a novelty we offer, in collaboration with Guiding Architects Barcelona, a virtual visit guided by an expert architect who combines current and historical images offering a wide and illustrative vision and allowing interaction with the contents and generating dialogue. The virtual guided tour is available in Catalan, Spanish, English and German.

Activity ‘Discovering the keys to modern architecture’, aimed at the baccalaureate. On a large model with moving parts, we present experimentally the possible path followed by the ideas of Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, which have come to us through their writings and sketches, to materialize in the German Pavilion of the Exhibition Universal de Barcelona in 1929. This exercise allows to broaden the view and understand why the Pavilion became an architectural manifesto that changed the way of understanding architecture around the world and how it is still today a reference and source of inspiration for new generations of architects.

The reservation must be made to educa@miesbcn.com with the request for date and time of visit indicating the number of students (Maximum 30 students per group, price per group: € 75)

Support for research work. In order to facilitate and encourage research around the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, we offer access to specific documentation of our archive, bibliography and access to our library, visits to our facilities, answering inquiries via email, advice and the possibility of interview the staff of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.

– Artistic interventions in the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
– Fundació Mies van der Rohe. Support for research work
– Archive of contemporary architecture and Mies van der Rohe Prize
– Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. The keys to modern architecture
– The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion: from the 1929 exhibition on reconstruction

In addition, through the Lilly Reich Grant for equality in architecture, we promote research projects focused on the study, dissemination and visibility of contributions to architecture that have been unduly relegated or forgotten, or made by professionals in architecture who have received discriminatory treatment, and which promote access to the practice of architecture on an equal footing, the proposals selected will be co-authored by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. All formats are welcome! You can consult the rules here.

You have to send an email to educa@miesbcn.com with a brief description of the interests around the chosen topic.