Het Nieuwe Instituut
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Het Nieuwe Instituut brings architecture, design and e-culture together. Het Nieuwe Instituut (former Netherlands Architecture institute NAi, Premsela and Virtueel Platform) is housed in an impressive building designed by Jo Coenen and located on the edge of the Museum Park in the centre of Rotterdam.
Het Nieuwe Instituut has one of the largest architecture collection in the world with drawings, sketches, models, photographs, books, magazines and more. Het Nieuwe Instituut offers educational programmes and has a library, study room, specialised bookshop and lovely museum café.
The institute’s most prominent piece, Huis Zonneveld, is a museum house that was designed as an ultra-modern home in 1933, full of light, space and a surprising amount of colour. Created by architectural firm Brinkman & Van der Vlucht, the house is one of the best-preserved examples of the New Movement. With modern tube-framed furniture and many high-tech devices, the interior shows visitors what it was like to live in an ultra-modern home in 1933.
* 35% discount on admission fee with the Rotterdam Welcome Card *
Things to do
The New Pavilion, 2014 - Yourtopia by SeARCH / NAI, part of The New Institute
This summer Bjarne Mastenbroek and his office SeARCH will design a temporary house on the site between Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sonneveld House.
Structuralism / NAI, part of The New Institute
The exhibition focuses on Dutch Structuralism, a movement in architecture in the late '50s and early '60s that renounced the technocratic planning that characterised the post-war reconstruction of the country.
Plastic / NAI, part of The New Institute
Exhibition about the endless possibilities of plastic. With the rise of the 3D-printer this controversial material presents a new ecological promise.
Things to doDesign Art - 15 Years Vivid / Kunsthal Rotterdam
Things to doDutchville – Feel what the city does to you (Stad van Nederland) / Het Nieuwe Instituut
Places to goNationaal Jenevermuseum Schiedam
Places to goVilla Zebra
Things to doWindow Victims / Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
Things to doMataró model - Oldest shipmodel gives up secrets / Maritiem Museum Rotterdam