OPEN CITY

ROTTERDAM

 

EXHIBITION DESIGN TURNING THE NAI BUILDING INSIDE-OUT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE BIENNAL ROTTERDAM.

In response to the theme of -Open City-, we "opened up" the Netherlands Architecture Insitute (NAI) to the city of Rotterdam, and created an urban forum inside. When invited to present a concept, along with several other local offices, We took the design pitch a step further by presenting not only an exhibition concept but a proposal to turn the NAI building inside-out - and to rethink the way it engages with the city. The IABR and the curators enthusiastically chose this plan, and the NAI embraced it as a challenging strategy to make the building more accessible.
Almost all of the NAI infrastructure will be reconceived. A new bridge will bring visitors directly into the main exhibition hall?the Forum, which will house a large-scale introductory exhibition; The Hood?an auditorium and workshop space; a café; a bookshop; and an open-source multi-media archive. The forum will be continuously animated by a 12-week event program. The Open City exhibition will infiltrate the entire NAI, filling its galleries and redefining its public spaces.

Project@Maxwan

program

Design for an exhibition

client

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

country

Netherlands

city

Rotterdam



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