F.A. Warners and A. Warners. Apartment buildings A and B, in A. No date. The New Institute Collection, WARN 8
200 drawings, models and photographs from the collection of The New Institute will be on show this autumn at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Together with several items on loan from contemporary architectural firms, they will form the exhibition Architecture the Dutch Way 1945-2000 which is about the design of the Netherlands after the Second World War. The exhibition will be held in St. Petersburg from 16 October to 12 January as part of the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013.
State Hermitage Museum
Architecture the Dutch Way is the first retrospective at the State Hermitage Museum to be devoted to the history of European architecture after the Second World War. The collection of The New Institute, which includes drawings, sketches, models and photos, shows how, in the Netherlands, the ideal of communality made way for greater diversity, reflecting an individualising society.
By showcasing the reciprocal relationships and influences between Russian and Dutch architecture, the exhibition explores parallels and differences with Russia. In the period between 1920 and 1935, many Dutch architects and artists were inspired by the development of Russian society after the revolution. Ideas about communality and collectivism played a key part in post-war Dutch architecture and urban planning, for example in reconstruction and urban expansion and in the planning designs for new land reclaimed from the sea. The 1980s saw a renewed interest in constructivism, which led to a new and grandiose architecture.
Items on loan
Never before has such a large selection of work from the collection of The New Institute been on display abroad. The exhibition includes work by Johan Niegeman, Van den Broek and Bakema, J.J.P. Oud, J.F. Berghoef, S. van Ravesteyn, G. Th. Rietveld, Piet Blom, H. Hertzberger, H. Th. Wijdveld and OMA. The items on loan from the collection are supplemented by works by contemporary Dutch architectural firms.
Netherlands-Russia Year 2013
Architecture the Dutch Way will be held at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg from 16 October to 12 January 2014 to mark the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating a diverse programme aimed at enhancing cooperation in the fields of the economy, culture, sports, education and science, and political and social issues.
J. Verhoeven. Woonwijk “Hofdijk”, Rotterdam, 1977-1979. Maquette. Collectie Het Nieuwe Instituut, MAQV 1037.
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200 drawings, models and photographs from the collection of The New Institute will be on show this autumn at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Together with several items on loan from contemporary architectural firms, they will form the exhibition Architecture the Dutch Way 1945-2000 which is about the design of the Netherlands after the Second World War. The exhibition will be held in St. Petersburg from 16 October to 12 January as part of the Netherlands-Russia Year 2013. > Read more ...
On Tuesday 15 October, the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg will
open Russia’s first exhibition on Dutch postwar architecture. Through
200 items from the collection of The New Institute in Rotterdam,
including photographs, drawings and models, Architecture the Dutch Way,
1945–2000 illustrates how the Netherlands reshaped itself after the
Second World War. Over the decades, the ideal of communality made way
for more diversity, reflecting society’s increasing individualisation.
Postwar Dutch architecture and city planning saw society as something
that could be engineered and sought to design for “the common man”. The
exhibition highlights these tendencies and reveals similarities and
differences between Dutch and Russian architecture.
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In the 1920s and 1930s, Dutch architects, artists and intellectuals maintained close links with their Russian colleagues. Inspired by the socialist revolution, the Dutch architect Johan Niegeman travelled to the Soviet Union to help build the industrial city of Magnitogorsk. Since Russia's embrace of capitalism, Dutch architects are once again taking an active part in the country's architectural practice. Erick van Egeraat, Paul de Vroom, Han van den Born (KCAP) and Olga Aleksakova from Buro Moscow, will talk about their experiences with designing and
building in Russia in a discussion evening at The New Institute.
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For the opening presentation of the Rijksmuseum’s 20th century
gallery, the Rijksmuseum and The New Institute will be collaborating in
the form of a long-term loan from the collection of The New Institute.
This loan includes scale models of Gerrit Rietveld’s work and drawings
by Theo van Doesburg. This collaboration is not an isolated event;
during the restoration and renovation of the Rijksmuseum, material from
the collection of The New Institute was also used, namely material from
the Pierre Cuypers’ archive.
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In 1912, the Municipality of Rotterdam announced a competition to
design a new City Hall on Coolsingel. A number of the models which were entered for the competition remained
for decades in the City Hall's attic. The dirt-encrusted, dilapidated models are now to be restored for
inclusion in the NAI Collection where they will become available for
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