MVRDV - MVRDVHNI exhibition to be discussed during Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut

MVRDVHNI exhibition to be discussed during Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut


Would you like to learn more on our upcoming exhibition ''MVRDVHNI The Living Archive of a Studio''? Then join Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut where associate Sanne van der Burgh and NEXT project leader Leo Stuckhardt are invited to talk about the concept and design of the exhibition, opening autumn 2021.

In 2015, Het Nieuwe Instituut, the national heritage institution for architecture, design and digital culture, began acquiring the MVRDV archive, encompassing the firm's projects from when it was founded in 1993 until 2010. This is more than the archive of an iconic architecture office. In addition to architectural projects, the oeuvre and archive also includes research projects, books, websites, games, software, exhibitions, multimedia installations, and even dance performances.  And, in addition to a large analogue collection including more than 300 models, the archive consists largely of digital material, which presents Het Nieuwe Instituut with new challenges with regard to the management and access of archives, but which also offers opportunities for a different relationship to heritage.

MVRDVHNI invites you to explore the archive and engage with the materials. The exhibition brings the archive to life by adding new stories to its history and by developing new instruments for making the material accessible. In addition to the exhibition, an accompanying programme explores various themes in MVRDV’s work and the issues surrounding keeping (digital) archives.

  • Date & time: September 16 - 19:30-21:00 (CET). 
  • Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut - Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • The event can be joined live at HNI or virtually. Find more information here