Time lapse video construction of The New Pavilion 2014 - Yourtopia by SeARCH from Het Nieuwe Instituut on Vimeo.

The New Pavilion / Urban Jungle


Garden installation for The New Pavilion 2014, Yourtopia by SeARCH.
when May 29 - September 28, 2014  where Museumpark, Rotterdam  with Architect: Bjarne Mastenbroek, SeARCH. Planting: Nieuwkoop Europe BV.  link The New Pavilion, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam  

From May till September 2014 Bjarne Mastenbroek and his office SeARCH showed a temporary house on the site between Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sonneveld House. Mastenbroek describes his design as a ‘Yourtopia’ and a response to social themes such as globalisation, the invasion of privacy, and the unbalance in the division of wealth. Such developments force architecture to carry out a fundamental ‘reset’. The house therefore returns to the basis: what is the minimum we need to enjoy the maximum quality of life?

The project is the first in a series of follies that Het Nieuwe Instituut will commission in the coming years as part of its long-term programme entitled Landscape and Interior.

Time lapse video construction of The New Pavilion 2014 – Yourtopia by SeARCH from Het Nieuwe Instituut on Vimeo.

‘Feels Blind’, lecture by Matthew Stadler, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut, 16 October 2014