Sun 19 August
Bring your own building
Following the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the NAI is organising a ‘people’s biennale’ for just one day. With ‘Bring Your Own Building’, the NAI is inviting you to present your building of the future in the main exhibition gallery. Creating a mini city that you can walk through, full of wonderful and strange buildings.
Make your contribution! Have you got a design for a floating house, a clever skyscraper, a green stadium, a drive-in museum, or anything else? Then send it in! There will be music, a construction corner for children, a talkshow, and at the end of the day the professional jury will award a prize for the most remarkable building.
Who? For DIY-ers, architects, builders, active residents, artists, activists, idealists, dreamers, thinkers, designers, students and children; everybody is welcome to join in.
When? To ensure that we can organise Bring Your Own Building successfully, we would like you to tell us beforehand what sort of building you plan to present. Most of the exhibition will be built up on Saturday 18 August. The following day, Sunday 19 August, the exhibition will be open to the public from 11:00 to 17:00 hours. We hope you can come along that day. The exhibition will then be dismantled, but not before we document everything.
What can I submit? Measuring some 900 m2, the exhibition gallery offers plenty of space for large installations and objects. But small models or projections of buildings are also welcome. Keep in mind that each person will have about 4 m2. If you want to bring along a bigger object, please let us know in advance and we’ll try to reserve a spot for you in the mini city.
Want to take part? Send an email with your contact details and proposal (idea, dimensions, material) for your building to email@example.com
Tip: On 20, 21 and 22 July the NAI will transform into a temporary workplace. De Bende (‘The Gang’), a collective that makes new products and objects from waste material, invites visitors (aged 10 and upwards) to build together during Building with the Gang. If you have a good idea for your ‘building of the future’ but could use some help in realising it, then come along on one of these days to build together with the gang! Building with the Gang takes place under the arcade at the back of the NAI. Exact times will be posted on the website in due course.