Design for London

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Mies' design for a square with a high-rise furniture house in the centre of London (Mansion House Square) was completed in 1967. Mies received this offer from a London property broker Peter Palumb. The structure, however, could not be initiated prior to the year 1986 since the property was being rented up until that time. Although Mies knew that he would probably not live to see the eventual realization, he accepted this work as a challenge. In light of the location of the plot of land in the oldest part of the city and its immediate proximity to historical buildings, the project met with intense resistance in the 1980s. With the fight against the realization of this structure Prince Charles declared a campaign against Modern architecture.


Simultaneous events

1967 First Steps


A preparation project for the construction restitution of the Villa was created at the civil engineering faculty of the Brno University of Technology in 1966-67. The tiles on the upper and garden terrace... read more


1967 Grete Tugendhat in Brno

Grete Tugendhat in Brno

Grete Tugendhat visited Brno and her house for the first time since 1938 in November 1967. This came about through a personal invitation by the architect František Kalivoda. She was accompanied to Brno... read more