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The collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut contains drawings, photographs and models from the archives of Dutch architects and urban planners. The library collects and manages information about Dutch and international architecture, urban design, and related fields such as spatial planning, landscape architecture, interior architecture, art, digital culture and design. The collection is available for research in the Study Centre.

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The Sonneveld House Museum in Rotterdam is one of the best-preserved houses in the Nieuwe Bouwen style, the Dutch branch of the International School of Modernism. It was designed in the early 1930s by the architecture firm of Brinkman & Van der Vlugt. They were also responsible for the extraordinary interior, in close collaboration with W.H. Gispen.

01/06/2020 – 01/09/2020
Het Nieuwe Instituut

In the institute’s entrance hall, a diptych, composed of photographs from the National Collection for  Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, is on show at the invitation of Unlocked/Reconnected, inspired by the concept of home in the time of the pandemic.

Gijs Bakker & K. Schippers: Basics

Design and poetry in Sonneveld House, 11/07/20
at Sonneveld House

Jewellery as Poetry, and Poetry as Jewellery

Workshop with Dean Bowen and Nastasia Gendreau, 09/07/20
at Het Nieuwe Instituut

The Unusual in the Everyday

Opening week, 06/07/20
at Het Nieuwe Instituut Online