After only 8 months, the Barcelona Pavilion, the masterpiece with which Ludwieg Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich expressed their ground-breaking ideas in 1929, marked and influenced generations of architects around the world. Its history, legacy and later reconstruction in 1986 are still surrounded by questions and myths. We discover the secrets of a building that stopped existing for 57 years and yet changed the history of architecture forever.
This story in two acts of the Barcelona that enabled its construction in 1929, and its reconstruction in 1986, reveals the originality of the building, and the struggle and eventual triumph of a group of architects led by Oriol Bohigas, to recover and give back to the city of Barcelona one of its most emblematic architectural works. The protagonists who made it possible along with international experts, allow us to rediscover the Barcelona Pavilion and reflect on the transformative power of art, the perception of space within a singular building, and the concept of masterpiece.
Pep Martín: Director and producer of documentaries and advertising films. He has worked for more than 20 years as creative director in advertising agencies. In 2011 he directed Ícaro, a documentary which was awarded by the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands and was screened at DocsBarcelona 2010. Since 2009, he has directed the documentaries of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Award. Over the last 5 years, he has created all kinds of audio-visual material for the production company Nihao Films.
Xavi Campreciós: Documentary film director and producer. A film graduate of ESCAC, his documentary Obert 24 Hores won the Best National Short Film Award at DocumentaMadrid 2010. Working in the audio-visual sector in both China and Europe, over the last 5 years he has created all kinds of audio-visual material for the production company Nihao Films.
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
- Architecture + Design Film Festival, Canada, 2018
- Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival, 2018. Best Art Documentary Award.