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This evening the finalists of Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 will explain their choice of scenario for the Sixhaven area, discuss their research, and expand on their designs about the city of the future. Moderation by Saskia van Stein.

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

16:30 - 18:00 International Clinic

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite

18:45 - 19:30 Archive Talks: MVRDV

Museum free of charge 17:00-21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 7,50
Students, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75
Thursday Bite€ 7,50

Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 presents four architectural visions of a possible future for the Sixhaven area in Amsterdam-Noord. Sixhaven exhibits many of the characteristics of an outlying area of an urban metropolis: its edges appear indefinite, lending an air of freedom which in turn gives rise to developmental speculation, both commercial and cultural.

Projecting possible future realities of a seemingly empty area is not unusual in architecture - likewise the conception of visionary and radical ideas about how and where we live, work and relax in the future. These four proposals for Sixhaven also show that the area can be developed differently. Bram van Kaathoven, Katarzyna Nowak, Rademacher de Vries and Alessandra Covini immersed themselves in their future visions for a non-commercial and meaningful design for the Sixhaven area. Alessandra Covini won the Prize with her Amsterdam Allegories, but all the proposals started with intriguing scenarios. The finalists will explain their choice of scenario this evening, discuss their research, and expand on what they want to say with their designs about the city of the future.

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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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.