Mies Van Der Rohe — Barcelona Pavilion
The Barcelona Pavilion was opened in 1929 and was created with a specific role in mind. According to President Paul von Hindenburg, the pavilion was to “present the Spirit of the New Germany: simplicity and clarity of means and intentions—everything is open, nothing is concealed.” The building was made of very expensive and luxurious materials and was of the finest quality. The inside and outside were connected by continuing beyond the roofline into the garden. There was a beautiful courtyard with a pool and a reflective nude statue doing some sort of dance — or your own interpretation. One man called it perhaps the most important building of the century…a special building indeed.