The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion is an emblematic work by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and a benchmark in 20th-centuryarchitecture. The so-called German Pavilion was originally designed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition. Its innovative architectural structure represented a radical change in the layout of space, and it had great influence on the development of modernarchitecture. It houses de Barcelona Chair, wich Mies van der Rohe created exclusively for the pavilion. CaixaForum is housed in a former textile mill built in 1911 and designed by the modernista architect Puig I Cadafalch. It now host a wide variety of interesting cultural activities and exhibitions and also showcases an exhibition of work’s fron the Foudation contemporary art collection.