Jaap Bakema


Architect Jaap Bakema, collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, image Studio Lanza The Hague Photo above: Lijnbaan Rotterdam, Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut. © Jan Vrijhof / Het Nederlands Fotomuseum.

Exhibition during 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Dutch Pavilion
It´s still many more nights to sleep, but the Dutch entry at La Biennale di Venezia’s 14th International Architectural Exhibition will examine the work and ideas of the architect Jaap Bakema (1914-1981). The exhibition ‘Open: A Bakema Celebration’ will critically reflect on the idea of the open society through Bakema’s work and research. It will constitute one of the first activities of Het Nieuwe Instituut and Delft University of Technology’s new Jaap Bakema Study Centre. The 14th Venice Architecture Biennale opens on 7 June and runs through 23 November.