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Highlights of the coming period

The Architecture of Staged Realities

In this exhibition visitors encounter familiar fairy tales and futuristic dreams, nostalgic longing and the latest technologies, and a designed ‘ideal’ society in which not everyone can get to be themselves. An insight into Walt Disney’s inspirations, his imaginative tricks and the vision behind his films and theme parks.


Architecture office MVRDV is known for the Markthal, the Silodam, Expo 2000 Hannover and the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, which opens in 2021. The MVRDVHNI exhibition offers a closer look at the office’s working method, based on its archive material. How did the agency start, and how did its projects (realised and unrealised, known and unknown) develop?

Solar Biennale

Part of the energy transition is an increased interest in solar energy. Designers Pauline van Dongen and Marjan van Aubel started the Solar Movement, which organises the international Solar Biennale art and design festival. As part of the biennale’s first edition, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents an exhibition of designs in which creativity and beauty enrich the application of solar energy.


During the school holidays, Het Nieuwe Instituut organises a FamilyFest: a day full of activities for the whole family, based around a central theme.