Google Doodle Celebrates 126th Birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Today Google Doodle pays tribute to German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on his 126th Birthday. Google is celebrating 126th Birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe by replacing it’s traditional logo with the building in the Google doodle, which is the Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago that houses its College of Architecture.

German architect Ludwig Mies was well known for his various achievements,  whose works are characterized by clear forms and extensive use of glass, steel and concrete which were based architects to build skyscrapers.

Know more about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Popularly known as Ludwig Mies, he was born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies on March 27, 1886 in Aachen, Germany. Along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, Mies WAS Regarded as one of the masters of modern architecture. He Was Appointed director of the Bauhaus School of Architecture. Mies van der Rohe died on August 17, 1969. After cremation, his ashes were buried near Chicago’s other famous architects in Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery.


Among his most famous works include:

  • Westmount Square, Montreal
  • Kluczynski Federal Building (Chicago)
  • IBM Building 330 North Wabash (Chicago)
  • Cullinan Hall, Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) (Houston)
  • Apartments 860 and 880 Lake Shore Drive (Chicago)
  • German Pavilion at the Universal Exposition of Barcelona
  • Seagram Building (New York), the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Ludwig Mies was an architect and who has left many large buildings and skyscrapers that today are still Reference Monuments. Take a look to the following picture which include SR Crown Hall Map with Ludwig Mies, the building which is on today’s google doodle.

Tricks Machine along with its readers wishes Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on his 126th Birthday.


Vishal Gaikar

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