Haus Tugendhat, a film by Dieter Reifarth.

Haus Tugendhat, a film by Dieter Reifarth.
Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam [Rotterdam] 11/10/2013. 17.30h.
metalocus, ROBERTO ALIA
Poster. Haus Tugendhat, a documentary by Dieter Reifarth.
The Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam has collected an interesting catalogue of architecture-related films. Among them, there are some remarkable documentaries as "Haus Tugendhat", a film on the restoration of the famous Mies' house. Outstanding images that totally worth it.

How do you deal with masterpieces that have fallen into disuse? Do you leave the traces of time visible when renovating or restoring such works or do you endeavour to restore everything as it was once intended? The film tells the story of the difficult struggle in the twenty-first century of the Tugendhat heirs to give this cadavre exquis, designed by Mies van der Rohe, a new lease of life. It resulted in the building as Mies once intended it, but is everyone pleased with this?

Premiere in presence of the two restauration architects and Paul Meurs, professor restauration architecture at the TU Delft.


Venue.-  LantarenVenster. Otto Reuchlinweg 996, Rotterdam
Date.- 11th October, 17.30h.

Trailer. "Haus Tugendhat", by Dieter Reifarth.

Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Aquisgran the 27th of Marz of 1886 and died in Chicago the 17th of August of 1969. He was active in Germany, from 1908 to 1938, when he moved to USA and where he was until his death. He was also considerate a “master” of the Modern Movement, since the 50s, and he was one of the fathers of this movement with Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd more