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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. 

The World Around presents groundbreaking architecture and design projects from the past year at its third annual Summit

20 JANUARY 2022

New York-based architecture and design platform The World Around returns this year on Saturday, February 5, for the third edition of its annual summit celebrating architecture and design’s now, near and next. Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are TWA Institutional Partners for 2022.

Het Nieuwe Instituut to Host the First Solar Biennale

23 NOVEMBER 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut is teaming up with the Solar Biennale to host the event’s first exhibition in September 2022. Founded by designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen, the Solar Biennale aims to foster new visions based on solar energy by highlighting potential future uses and developing technologies. 

Save the Date: The World Around Summit 2022

20 NOVEMBER 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut will be one of two international venues to host the week-long summit of The World Around, the New York-based architecture and design platform. The third annual summit “celebrating architecture and design’s now, near and next”, is dedicated to sharing critical and cutting-edge new projects and conversations in the fields of contemporary architecture, design and culture. It will take place from 29 January to 5 February 2022.

From paper to pixels – Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the living archive of architects MVRDV.

11 OCTOBER 2021

MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio is a multimedia exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) opening on Saturday 6 November 2021. Based on three recurring themes – green, human, and dream – the exhibition highlights more than 400 projects from MVRDV's archive. In addition, HNI offers a glimpse of the renowned firm's working methods with drawings, sketches, models and other archive materials. The exhibition, on HNI's sixth floor, overlooks one of the MVRDV's much-discussed recent designs – the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen.


International Call for Fellows 2020: Selected Fellows Announced

Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut invited applicants to submit a research proposal for a fellowship from October 2021 to March 2022. The jury has now awarded two Research Fellowships and one Research Stipend. The three selected projects each demonstrate timeliness and ambition, as well as fostering collective forms of research and networks of solidarity. The selected Research Fellows are MELT and The School of Mutants, and a Research Stipend goes to Robin Hartanto Honggare.

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