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
PLASTIC, Promises of a Home-made Future / The New Institute
PLASTIC shows how far-reaching innovation in materials has fired the imagination for a century, yet continues to evoke doom scenarios.
Surprising finds from the collection #3 – The Netherlands build in brick / The New Institute
The exhibition The Netherlands build in brick modifies the assumed triumph of modernism in the period between the two world wars.
1:1 Period Rooms by Andreas Angelidakis / The New Institute
For '1:1 Period Rooms' architect and artist Andreas Angelidakis creates an installation featuring a number of period rooms from the collection of the Amsterdam Museum.
Things to doCharlotte Lybeer -The Furry Adventures of the Cabbit and the Folf / Kunsthal Rotterdam
Places to goCentrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam
Things to doProfessor Splash (4+) / Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
Things to doTo Van Nelle! / Chabot Museum
Places to goChabot Museum
Things to doSteenbergen Stipendium / Nederlands Fotomuseum