SANAA installation at the mies van der rohe pavillion, barcelona SANAA installation at the mies van der rohe pavillion, barcelona
nov 24, 2008

SANAA installation at the mies van der rohe pavillion, barcelona

‘front view’ of SANAA installation at the barcelona pavillion

opening tomorrow will be a new installation designed by japanese architectural firm SANAA studio, for the mies van der rohe pavillion, barcelona. the installation took several months to build.

kazuyo sejima comments on the pavillion installation:

‘we decided to make transparent curtains using acrylic material, since we didn’t want the installation to interfere
in any way with the existing space of the barcelona pavilion. the acrylic curtains rest lightly on the floor and adopt
the form of a sinuous spiral. the curtain adapts smoothly to the pavilion’s inner space to create a new atmosphere.
the view through the acrylic material is rather different from the original one, in that it generates gentle reflections
that slightly distort the pavilion.’

it will be on display at the mies van der rohe pavillion, barcelona until january 18, 2009.

‘inside view’

‘side view’

more: http://sanaa.co.jp http://www.miesbcn.com designboom interview with SANNA studio

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