Netherlands Institute of Architecture : Michelin's recommendations
The Netherlands Institute of Architecture, or NAI, is the work of Dutchman Jo Coenen, a well-known figure in international contemporary architecture. The interior is the result of a collaboration between Coenen and other architects, including the Czech Borek Sipek. The building is made up of four sections, each one with a different and distinct role and style. An expanse of water edges the structure, itself a combination of glass walls, brown-mauve bricks and red corrugated metal. The glass-built, elevated section of the building contains the offices, the library, an auditorium and a foyer. The library, which is open to the public, has a collection of over 35,000 works on Dutch and foreign architecture. In one wing temporary exhibitions on architecture, town-planning and landscaping are held. Another, curved wing (the Collectievleugel) is mounted on pillars and stretches along Rochussenstraat. Inside it are kept data and collections on Dutch architecture (from 1800 to the present day), including plans and models by famous architects like Cuypers, Berlage, Rietveld, Coenen, Koolhaas and Weeber. Its windowless exterior walls are decorated with sheets of red corrugated metal and a computer-assisted work of art illuminates the pillars at night with changing patterns of colour. In the expanse of water alongside the NAI there is a work by Auke de Vries.
- Address : Museumpark 25 NL - 3015 CB Rotterdam3015 CBRotterdam
- Phone : 0104401200
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.nai.nl
- Prices : 10 € (-18 years old free of charge)
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