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The Dutch Pavilion wins the Golden Bee Award at the XXIII Triennale di Milano

13 JULY 2022

The Dutch Pavilion has won the Golden Bee Award at the XXIII Triennale di Milano. The pavilion has been commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands’ Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture. Entitled Have we met? humans and non-humans on common ground, the Dutch Pavilion promotes new ways for understanding our planet as a shared space for plants, microbes, humans and other animals. 

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the Netherlands' contribution to the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition

13 JULY 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Netherlands’ national museum for architecture, design and digital culture, presents Have we met?, on show in Milan from 15 July to 11 December 2022. Het Nieuwe Instituut is commissioned by the Netherlands' Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to curate this official Dutch contribution.

Het Nieuwe Instituut brings solar design to Salone del Mobile 2022

7 JUNE 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut presenteert in Milaan tijdens de prestigieuze designbeurs Salone del Mobile 2022: The Solar Energy Kiosk. Een op zonne-energie werkende installatie, ontwikkeld door de in Rotterdam gevestigde ontwerpstudio Cream on Chrome. 

Het Nieuwe Instituut, MVRDV and Rotterdam Architecture Month present The Podium

2 JUNE 2022

In recent weeks, Rotterdam has seen a bright pink city stage become a reality on the roof of Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

Het Nieuwe Instituut becomes the world’s first Zoöp – a revolutionary organisational model in which people work together with all other forms of life

21 APRIL 2022

On international Earth Day, Friday 22 April, Het Nieuwe Instituut will become the world’s first Zoöperative: a unique form of organisation that takes the ‘voices’ and interests of non-human life into account in its decisions. At the same time, The New Garden opens, as does In Search of the Pluriverse: an exhibition that examines how design can contribute to a multivocal world.

London Design Biennale appoints Het Nieuwe Instituut as Artistic Director for the fourth edition

13 APRIL 2022

London Design Biennale today announces the appointment of Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Dutch national museum and institute for architecture, design and digital culture, as Artistic Director of the fourth edition of London Design Biennale, taking place from 1-25 June 2023 at Somerset House.

New exhibition announcement: The Energy Show – Sun, Solar and Human Power

12 APRIL 2022

How much energy do you have and need today? This is the starting point of The Energy Show – Sun, Solar and Human Power, a survey exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam from 3 September 2022 to 5 March 2023. Compiled by curator and designer Matylda Krzykowski, the exhibition revolves entirely around the sun and its design possibilities. It reflects on the visitor's personal energy levels, features dozens of innovative examples of solar technology, and ultimately leads to one key question: what would the world look like if it ran on solar energy?

For 11 weeks this summer, Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam gains a spectacular rooftop summer stage, designed by MVRDV

3 MARCH 2022

Het Nieuwe Instituut is proud to announce plans for The Podium: a spectacular platform on institute’s roof. The striking pink installation with its imposing external staircase was designed by architects MVRDV and is an extension of the institute’s exhibition MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio. Open from 1 June to 17 August, The Podium offers a unique opportunity to experience architecture, the city, Museum Park and the institute from a completely new perspective. For the very first time, the roof of the institute will be accessible to visitors. 


Press kits for past exhibitions and activities can be found in the respective project’s web magazine. They can be accessed through the webmagazines overview