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 .


  • Best Art Documentary: Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival – US
  • Official Selection: New York Architecture & Design Film Festival – US
  • Official Selection: MDFF – Milano Design Film Festival – Italy
  • Official Selection: Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam – Netherlands
  • Official Selection: Architecture + Design Film Festival Winnipeg – Canada
  • Official Selection: DocsBarcelona International Film Festival – Spain
  • Official Selection: Beirut Art Film Festival – Lebanon
  • Official Selection: Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival – Turkey
  • Official Selection: Lund International Architecture Film Festival – Sweden
  • Official Selection: Santa Cruz International Film Festival – Argentina
  • Official Selection: Around International Film Festival – Spain
  • Official Selection: AliveDoc International Documentary Film Festival – Europe
  • Official Selection: Cerdanya International Film Festival – Spain





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