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The Mies van der Rohe Foundation is to open its pavilion to the public every first Sunday of the month

07/11/2019 - 12:47 h

It will also be including, from January 2020 on, Barcelona Dibuixa's participation in the existing open-day evens, as well as free entry every first Sundays of the month and more extensive categories for discounts and reduced rates. Added to the already existing programme, which is aimed at secondary-school and baccalaureate students, is a new proposal specially thought up for primary-school students and which is intended to instil in them a passion for architecture.

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved the budget for implementing it activities programme for 2020.

The workshop programme for the coming year is focused, in line with the goals described in the Foundation’s articles of association, on four cornerstones: conserving and presenting the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion; initiating and disseminating multidisciplinary dialogue on architecture; creation a collection and archive fonds and promoting research and interaction with the educational and academic world.

In addition to maintaining the programme’s already established principles, the Foundation is putting new effort into educational activities. Added to the already existing programme, which is aimed at secondary-school and baccalaureate students, is a new proposal specially thought up for primary-school students and which is intended to instil in them a passion for architecture. Besides launching the fourth edition of Architecture Week, new programmes will also be developed with European cultural organisations and platforms. It will notably include participation in the Future Architecture Platform and collaboration with the Cité d’Architecture de Paris.

In the same vein as providing interpretative resources, a free service of audio-guides and new explanatory leaflets will be launched, helping to turn visits to the Pavilion into an opportunity for all visitors to broaden their architectural culture.

At the same time, it will also be including, from January 2020 on, Barcelona Dibuixa’s participation in the existing open-day events, as well as free entry every first Sundays of the month and more extensive categories for discounts and reduced rates.

Besides the artistic interventions created specifically for the Pavilion’s space and linked to the city’s events, such as Llum Barcelona and SonarMies, the music cycle and the Pantalla Pavelló outdoor film screenings, this year will see the presentation of the intervention resulting from the first edition of the Lilly Reich Scholarship for equality in architecture.

And 2020 will also see the third edition of the Young Talent in Architecture Awards, which were thought up to highlight the best final-year projects from Europe’s schools of architecture.

The Foundation’s budget for 2020 is close to two million euros, 50% of which comes from income it raises from hiring out the pavilion’s use for visits, events and publication and product sales, in addition to money derived from sponsors and collaboration with private and public organisations. Contributions from members of the Board of Directors and in particular from Barcelona City Council represent 35% of the budget. The rest of the funding comes from collaboration and projects subsidised by the EU.