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Block: The Personality of Mies van der Rohe

Block: The Personality of Mies van der Rohe

(Blok: Osobnost Mies van der Rohe) Director: various, A-CZ, 0000, , 106 min

Colonnade Park
A-USA 2011, 54 min, Heidrun Holzfeind, English version
The film portrays Mies van der Rohe's Colonnade and Pavilion apartment buildings in Newark, New Jersey through conversations with its inhabitants. Built between 1954 and 1960, the Colonnade and Pavilion Apartments—three glass-and-steel towers—and the Christopher Columbus Homes, a public housing project in between them, marked the beginning of urban renewal in Newark. Interviews with tenants about their experiences of living in the classic modernist buildings are juxtaposed with shots of their apartments and stunning views from their windows.

A Destiny Named Tugendhat
CZ 2012, 52 min, Rudolf Chudoba, Czech version
A story of one enlightened investor and his family, of the extraordinary villa by architect Mies van der Rohe and its rebirth in a documentary by Rudolf Chudoba.

Screened together with a short film:
Mies van der Rohe: Architecture as language
CH 2015, 5 min, Alexandre Favre, English version
A short video going through Mies van der Rohe’s thinking expressed by the architect’s own words.


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