date
19/05/2016
through
29/05/2016
 
 
location

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

entrance

Free

As Big as the Sky

Part of the documentary on the opera 'As Big as the Sky'

'Grandiose plans’ from the archive

To coincide with the display of Ai Weiwei’s opera set in Gallery 1, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents a selection of drawings from the State Archive for Architecture. As archivist Alfred Marks explains, ‘The sketches bear witness to grandiose plans: space seems limitless and daydreams become reality. H.P. Berlage’s plans to expand The Hague were even accompanied by a new city map, incorporating K.P.C. de Bazel’s design for an international capital in the dunes of Scheveningen.’