The story of a building that changed the history of architecture. Its construction and subsequent reconstruction in two key moments of Barcelona immerse us in a reflection on the perception of art, space and the concept of masterpiece .

Mies on Scene awarded BEST ART DOCUMENTARY at The Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA).

Official Selection at: DocsBarcelona Film Festival (Spain),  a+dff Winnipeg (Canada), Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Argentina)

PRESS KIT:  English / Español / Català




The Barcelona Pavilion, the masterpiece with which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich staged their revolutionary ideas in 1929, changed the History of architecture forever. It only existed for eight months but paradoxically its image was always alive in the minds of generations of architects around the world, becoming one of their greatest influences.

The Pavilion is still surrounded by myths and mysteries that this documentary addresses. It frames the building into a portrait in two acts of the Barcelona that made possible its construction in 1929 and its reconstruction in 1986. We immerse ourselves in a reflection on the transformative capacity of art, the emotional perception of space and the concept of masterpiece. #miesonscene


A Fundació Mies van der Rohe & Nihao Films documentary

Directed by: Pep Martín & Xavi Campreciós
Producers: Anna Ramos, Antoni Garijo, Ivan Blasi, Pep Martín, Xavi Campreciós
Screenplay: Ivan Blasi, Anna Sala Giralt, Xavi Campreciós, Pep Martín
Music: Marc Mas
Sound: Brendan Golden, Blai Barba
Cinematography and editing: Pep Martín & Xavi Campreciós


Technical Information

Country of production: Spain
Year of production: 2018
Duration:  57 minutes
Original languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, German
Screening format: DCP. (Subtitle versions: English, Spanish, Catalan)
Format: 16:9
Shot in: Barcelona (Spain), New York (USA)
Production companies: Nihao Films, Fundació Mies van der Rohe