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Exhibition 8 12   English  Nederlands

Mind Igloo

A Giant Breathing Building by DUS architects

A relic of a post-future, the hot air balloon once stood for pioneering: the first object that allowed mankind to travel through the sky. For the fourth New Order exhibition, the balloon becomes a showcase for adaptive architecture. DUS architects' Mind Igloo consists of two redundant hot air balloons, transformed into a giant igloo-like space, gently breathing like a habitable lung. Inhale, exhale, and sense the collective consciousness.

Mind Igloo

What if our homes could just pop-up when and wherever we need them? And disappear when not in use? The world imagined in New Order is populated by breathing buildings, celebrating human activity by generating, and relying upon, social energy to stay inflated. The Mind Igloo explores the need to create new social spaces through collective thinking, combining your private digital world with a physical shared experience. Visitors of Mind Igloo are invited to contribute pictures from their smartphones to a communal projection. Are you ready to immerse yourself in a new public intimacy?

Movie Nights

The weekend of Saturday April 14 & Sunday April 15 we have a bubble movie screening inside DUS architects' Mind Igloo. Pick your spot in the giant balloon, get comfortable and enjoy the film. Furthermore you can meet your energy avatar, walk around in an energy battlefield and lie on a radiant beach. Take your chance to view all New Order shows at once, this Saturday and Sunday from 19.00 till 23.00. The movie starts at 21.00. More information here.

More information

The opening of New Order 4: Mind Igloo takes place on Friday April 6 from 19.00 to 21.00. New Order is opened from April 7 to July 1. Monday till Friday from 13.00 till 18.00. Saturday and Sunday from 14.00 till 18.00. Entrance fee is €5,- for a New Order passe-partout. The three previous New Order installations, Meet Your Energy Avatar, Energy Battlefield, and Radiant Beach are still on view at Mediamatic FABRIEK, situated on the Oostenburgereiland. Visit this page for directions.

DUS architects

DUS architects' manifesto sports the lines: "Do the unthinkable. Build a manifest, write a building". DUS was founded in 2004 by Hedwig Heinsman, Martine de Wit, and Hans Vermeulen. DUS builds ‘public architecture’: architecture that influences the public domain using scale 1:1 models, urban processes, and strategy design. Think anything from temporary interiors to long-term urban transformation trajectories. Visit their website.

New Order

New Order explores a world in which energy has become a fundamental principle of our society. Five consecutive solo shows feature new works by Dutch- and international artists, designers, and architects, each responding to various elements of society - such as politics, economy, health, food and experience - that together combine to outline a complete future world. Click here to read more about New Order.


New Order is made possible by Mondriaan Stichting, Ministerie van OCW, Gemeente Amsterdam, SNS Reaal Fonds and Stadgenoot.

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