The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) was more than a museum. It was an archive, museum, library and cultural podium all in one. The NAi held important archives and collections of Dutch architects from after 1800 and made them accessible to the public. The NAI is now part of Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Since January 2013 Het Nieuwe Instituut combines all the activities of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Premsela, Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, and Virtual Platform, knowledge institute for e-culture. The institute manages and provides access to cultural heritage, including the State Archive for Architecture, encourages research, promotes national and international exhibitions and a programme of lectures and debates, develops educational packages, and has a transdisciplinary platform function.
On these pages a selection of projects of the NAI have been collected. This selection was based on the most searched projects on the former NAI website. For an overview of all projects please visit the archived NAI website.
NAI developed UAR, Urban Augmented Reality, a mobile architecture application, which provides information about the buil...➝ Read more
De Stijl at Centre Pompidou
December 2010 The Centre Pompidou in Paris opened a large-scale exhibition on De Stijl and Piet Mondriaan. This is first...➝ Read more
John Hejduk: Building in the mind
The exhibition _Piet Sanders: a Dream Collection_ (2015/2016) presented a number of the architectural models Sanders has...➝ Read more
Robert van 't Hoff at The KröllerMüller Museum
In April 2010 The Kröller-Müller Museum mounted an exhibition about the life and work of Robert van 't Hoff (1887-1979) ...➝ Read more
OMA depot and database on exhibition
March 2004 the NAi transferred the entire archive of Rem Koolhaas/OMA from the collection depot to the exhibition galler...➝ Read more
Euralille and the Grand Palais
The city of Lille in Northern France aims to develop into a business center rivaling London or Brussels. OMA, the office...➝ Read more