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
Treasury / NAI, part of The New Institute
100 top pieces from the Institute’s extensive collection – famous designs by the icons of Dutch architectural history.
Wood / NAI, part of The New Institute
The rich story of WOOD is told through design objects, architectural projects and artifacts from national and international collections.
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.
Things to doDutchville – Feel what the city does to you (Stad van Nederland) / Het Nieuwe Instituut
Places to goChristian Ouwens
Places to goBelasting & Douane Museum
Places to goHavenmuseum
Places to goKunsthal Rotterdam
Things to doOpgeraapt Opgevist Uitgehakt (Picked up, fished out, carved out) / Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
Things to doThe Future of Fashion is Now (dates tbc) / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Things to doDesigning 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style / Kunsthal Rotterdam