Open: A Bakema Celebration

The Netherlands Ministry Of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Het Nieuwe Instituut as commissioner for the Dutch biennale entry.

Open: A Bakema Celebration is a project by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, an initiative of Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Nieuwe Instituut

Guus Beumer, Het Nieuwe Instituut
Dirk van den Heuvel, Jaap Bakema Study Centre

Exhibition Design and Graphic Design
Experimental Jetset

Photo Essay
Johannes Schwartz

Installation Team
Landstra & De Vries

Flora van Gaalen, Friede Berendsen, Judith Öfner, Ankie Schellekens

Chantal Defesche, Michel Langendijk
Kathrin Lutz

Billy Nolan, Claudia di Palermo

Credits exhibition material
Drawings and models
Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, collection Brita Bakema, collection Broekbakema, collection Frans Hooykaas

Sia Bakema, BroekBakema, Frans Hooykaas, Jan Vrijhof, Steef Zoetmulder

Van Stoel tot Stad, Beeld en Geluid
Elements 1 (stop motion Visual Group), Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut
Elements 2 (stop motion SIemens research centre), Private collection Frans Hooykaas
Death of CIAM, Private collection Brita Bakema
About Bakema, by Daniel van Hauten with the participation of: Brita Bakema, John Habraken, Herman Hertzberger, Frans Hooykaas, Izak Salomons, Carlos Weeber.

Het Nieuwe Instituut wishes to thank:
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for their assignment of Het Nieuwe Instituut as commissioner of the Dutch biennale entry;
Our partners Delft University of Technology, ArchiNed and Volume for their collaboration;
Delft University of Technology, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Italy, J.E. Jurriaanse Stichting, NWO and Mecanoo Architecten for their generous support;
Foundation Rietveld Pavilion Venice for their support and hospitality;
Brita Bakema, Meindert Booij / BroekBakema, Dick van Gameren, John Habraken, Herman Hertzberger, Frans Hooykaas, Max Risselada, Izak Salomons, Carlos Weeber, the team of OMA for their advise and contribution.

Het Nieuwe Instituut
architecture, design, e-culture
Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to illuminate and map a rapidly changing world while at the same time fostering discussion of topics related to the vast field of design. All the institute’s activities are grounded in the principles of design and innovation – two concepts bound up with changing value systems and conflict.

Het Nieuwe Instituut organises exhibitions, lectures and fellowships, carries out research and development projects, and publishes reports on the outcomes of its projects. These are carried out within three multiyear programmes: Landscape and Interior, Things and Materials, and a third whose focus changes annually. In 2014 the focus is 2014–1914: Conflict & Innovation and in 2015 ‘World Fairs’.

Het Nieuwe Instituut arose on 1 January 2013 out of a merger of the Netherlands Architecture Institute; Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion; and Virtueel Platform, the e-culture knowledge institute.

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Jaap Bakema Study Centre
Open: A Bakema Celebration constitutes one of the first activities of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, founded in October 2013 by Het Nieuwe Instituut and Delft University of Technology. Its research programme consists of, among others, a broadly conceived study of the history and contemporary relevance of structuralism in architecture in relation to systems theory and the social sciences. The Jaap Bakema Study Centre is based at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, and headed by Dirk van den Heuvel, associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology.