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Het Nieuwe Instituut, in collaboration with AIR, is organising a lecture by the versatile designer Petra Blaisse (Inside Outside) on the original design for the Museumpark. The Museumpark in Rotterdam is in the news. The proposal for a new Collection Building for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen has triggered debate about whether the building should be constructed in the park. That has prompted a critical look at the park’s design and its significance for the architectural history of Rotterdam. Het Nieuwe Instituut and AIR therefore decided to illuminate the original design in a careful manner and to investigate its relevance as an urban space within the tradition of contemporary landscape design.


This event will examine Bjarne Mastenbroek's New Pavilion as, anmong other things, an expression of rage. The Pavilion will host live music, and novelist and critic Matthew Stadler will present his three-month consideration of the Pavilion's residency on the side-lawn of Het Nieuwe Instituut.


What is the minimum needed to achieve a maximum quality of life? Architect Bjarne Mastenbroek went back to this fundamental question in his design for The New Pavilion 2014 - Yourtopia by SeARCH. During this special evening, Mastenbroek will unfold his vision for the pavilion. On invitation by Mastenbroek photographer Iwan Baan and Finnish architect and artist Sami Rintala will reflect on his position from their own perspective.

Het Nieuwe Paviljoen 2014 - Yourtopia by SeARCH
architectural office SeARCH / architect Bjarne Mastenbroek
Bart de Baets
Ronald Tilleman

This project is part of the programme track Landscape and Interior and the folder The New Pavilion.

Het Nieuwe Instituut intends to commission a 'temporary house' on the site between Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Sonneveld House every two years.