Nieuwe Instituut

Address Museumpark 25

Access Restrictions Ages 15 and older, good mobility, no high-heeled shoes

The building housing the Nieuwe Instituut was constructed in 1993, designed by Jo Coenen. He was commissioned after competition among six architects to design a building for the then-new Netherlands Architecture Institute.

The colour and materials used in the building are references to surrounding structures. For example, the exhibition building shares the same form and proportions—a box with windows on the ground floor—as well as the same brown-purple color of brick as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The pergola matches the color of the green copper roof, and like Boijmans, the Nieuwe Instituut has a glass tower. The “drowsy” shapes of the building parts are a nod to the white villas on Jongkindstraat.