"Architecture is the will of the epoch translated into space."
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Baukunst und Zeitwille, Der Querschnitt, nº 4, 1924
"I have interpreted the Barcelona Pavilion as a symbolic work, reading its signs as if it were a text.
Mies van der Rohe generated a poetic syntax, a single, uninterrupted space between interior and exterior... beyond, the paving stones and the roof spaces are developed and fluidified by horizontal and vertical diaphragms of travertine, glass, water..."
The piece is made from methacrylate, silver, travertine, green marble from the Alps and golden onyx.