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Fantastic Universe

Plan the Impossible

Nederlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam (NL)

Architect Hendrik Wijdeveld (1885–1987) is considered to be the greatest visionary from Dutch architectural history. Wijdeveld saw the world as one great theatre in which he could stage his dreams. He created a visual spectacle as a contrast to the uninspiring, scientific, modernist urban architecture.

Location
Rotterdam (NL)
Client
Nederlands Architecture Institute
Year
2006
Surface
950 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Spatial design, Graphic design, Creative direction
Team
Herman Kossmann, Mark de Jong, Robert van der Linde, Maaike van Keimpema
Light design
Rapenburg Plaza
AV program
Dick Schuttel
Curator NAi
Jean-Paul Baeten
The universe of Wijdeveld

Like the work of Wijdeveld, the exhibition has a theatrical design: with the use of drawings, light, film and sound, a cosmic stage-setting was created in which some hundred beautiful drawings by Wijdeveld hover like stars around a central focal point. On the inside of this, a film animation is projected, depicting a journey through the mind of Wijdeveld, giving a glimpse into his ideas and concepts.