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In the Netherlands, there are 10,000 'experimental' houses, thanks to the unique housing policy of the 1970s. From 1968, an experimental programme was responsible for housing renewal and urban regeneration, in reaction to the monotonous residential districts of the 1950s and 1960s.

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

Entrance to the museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


This programme has been cancelled

The book Experimentele Woningbouw in Nederland 1968-1980 (Experimental Housing in the Netherlands, 1968-1980) is based on research conducted by the authors, Marcel Barzilay and Ruben Ferwerda, adapted from an earlier report made in collaboration with Anita Blom of the Cultural Heritage Agency as part of the Post '65 programme. The publication shows all 64 experimental projects, spread all over the Netherlands, that were built between 1968 and 1980 – offering potential inspiration for contemporary housing challenges. Some are well-known, such as Kasbah in Hengelo and the Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) in Helmond, but there are also unknown gems, such as De Bergen in Capelle aan den IJssel, and the Wandelstraat in Woerden.

This evening is organised by NAI Booksellers

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.