“A Legacy of Mies and King” at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam

15.05.2017 - Events

On Thursday May 18, 2017, the documentary film “A Legacy of Mies and King” will be screened at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The film focusses on Mecanoo’s renovation of Washington DC’s central library, which was designed in the 1960s by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and named after Martin Luther King Jr.

See how architect Francine Houben investigates the past and present in order to design a world-class library. Houben delves into the archives, meets contemporaries of Mies and King, speaks to current visitors of the library, and participates in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Peace Walk. During her quest, both the building's namesake and the original architect look over her shoulder critically.

“A Legacy of Mies and King” was written, filmed and directed by Nienke Andersson with music and sound engineering was done by KH music. The documentary was funded by The Society of Arts of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with Mecanoo architecten.

The screening of the 62-minute documentary on Thursday May 18, 2017 starts at 5pm. After the film there will be a Q&A with Francine Houben (with a proviso).
Entrance free. Please reserve tickets here.

If you would like to discuss a press enquiry reach out to us at pr@mecanoo.nl