Heading offshore in the new Offshore Experience

The new Offshore Experience that we designed for the Maritime Museum Rotterdam has been officially opened by the Dutch president-director of Shell. An immersive, interactive experience, in which visitors are heading offshore to search for energy and by doing so to discover the extreme challenges that companies and workers face on a daily basis. (Photo: Marco de Swart)

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International award for ZieZo Marokko!

During the award ceremony of the International Design & Communication Awards (IDCA) in Québec, Canada, we received a silver award for ZieZo Marokko in the category ‘Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition’. Together with Tropenmuseum Junior in Amsterdam, we turned a museum visit into a total immersive, theatrical experience: children and families are taken on a journey of discovery through an almost real Moroccan medina.

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From palace to paradise: Eden Soestdijk

The Soestdijk Estate will be transformed into Eden Soestdijk; an experimental garden for a sustainable society and a paradise destination for all. That is the plan developed by the Eden Soestdijk foundation, Mecanoo architecten, Kossmann.dejong and Royal HaskoningDHV in response to the redevelopment competition for the Palace organised by the Dutch government. The redevelopment of the Soestijk estate has a social purpose in creating a more sustainable society. An educative journey will touch all the visitors’ senses, triggering them to become more aware and conscious of the earth’s fragility. Eden Soestdijk has international appeal and will be an economic, educative and cultural asset to the Netherlands.

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Design for Royal Air Force Museum continues

It’s a go! Kossmann.dejong has been commissioned to design the exhibition ‘Now and the Future’ for the Royal Air Force Museum in London. Now officially confirmed by a grant of £4.6million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Vote for Lounge 2 – nominated SBID International Design Award

We are very excited to announce that Lounge 2 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a Public Space Design Finalist for the SBID International Design Awards! Winners will be announced 25th November 2016. This award is open to a public vote! Have you visited Lounge 2 this summer? Have a look at our design and pass your vote here.

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Last chance ‘The Buddha’

‘The Buddha’ is only on view until this Sunday 14 August in the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden (NL). Visitors will be taken on a pilgrimage along the most important Buddhist countries across the world where Buddhism had meaning in the past, and where it is still very much alive today. A enlightening experience. So don’t miss out!

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Lecture Dutch Masters Pakhuis de Zwijger

A special lecture in the Dutch Masters series Thursday 14 July 20.00 at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam: Herman Kossmann and Mark de Jong will meet Lotte Meijer, a talented interactive and user experience designer, and exchange thoughts about the future physical and digital world. Let’s catch up! Book your seat here. (Lecture in Dutch)

Video shows different worlds in Lounge 2

Because Lounge 2 is located behind the customs of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, you can’t just go there to see what we designed. However, this video, made during the opening of Lounge 2, takes you on an adventurous journey through Lounge 2 and gives you an impression of the seven different thematic worlds.

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Lounge 2 is open!

The completely renewed Lounge 2 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been officially opened today! Kossmann.dejong designed the interior of this 16,000 m2 lounge. We created seven different thematic world, where travellers can relax, meet each other and where special storytelling design features deliver a surprising experience. Lounge 2 is now part of the travel adventure.

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Herengracht Industrie Prijs 2016

“Kossmann.dejong managed to create a diversity of interiors with different atmospheres and characters in this ‘Mies van der Rohe-like box’. Also clear storylines and wayfinding are realised. The presentation of historical subjects in a contemporary, innovative way is impressive.” Although Kossmann.dejong didn’t win the Herengracht Industry Prize [NL: Herengracht Industrie Prijs] for the design of the National Military Museum, we received words full of praise from the jury. Read the full jury report here (Dutch).

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Micropia wins another prestigious award

For the second time in two weeks, Micropia is awarded an eminent European museum award. Recently Micropia won the Kenneth Hudson Award for the most innovative museum, now the European Museum Academy honours Micropia with the DASA Award 2016. The international jury: “Micropia is a model of the 21st century museum”. Read the full jury report here.

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New exhibit of dead giraffe calf in Micropia

Kossmann.dejong designed a new, intriguing exhibit that is revealed in Micropia today! ‘Crucial cleaners’ shows how microbes break down the body of a dead giraffe calf. When an animal dies, microbes break down the carcass, returning fundamental biological building materials to the ecosystem and completing the circle of life. The exhibit is now highlighting the indispensable role played by microbes in death. 

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In the shop window

Look, the catalogue ‘Living in the Amsterdam School’ (Thoth Publishers) we designed for the exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum, is now in the spotlight at the Athenaeum bookstore in Amsterdam!

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A huge time machine

The schematic design of the new exhibition ‘Canon of Dutch History’ is presented in the Open Air Museum in Arnhem (NL). Kossmann.dejong designed together with IJsfontein and RedRum an exhibition as an interactive time machine in the new entrance pavilion. Through animations, games, films and objects the ‘Canon’ will be brought to life. Visitors will step into the shoes of some main characters of Dutch history to experience how people lived in the past. This movie gives you already an impression.

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NMM nominated Dutch Museum Award

The National Military Museum in Soesterberg is nominated for the Dutch Museum Award 2016! This annual award is one of the biggest cultural public awards in the Netherlands. This year’s theme is war/resistance museums. Help to win and vote here.

Renders become reality

Lounge 2 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is beginning to take shape. Now the opening is getting closer, our renders are becoming reality. Also curious? Watch the video here.

 

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Opening THE BUDDHA

Business director of the National Museum of World Cultures Stijn Schoonderwoerd opened the new temporary exhibition THE BUDDHA in the presence of Buddhist monks in the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden (NL) last Thursday. The first visitors went on pilgrimage through the exhibition, designed as a journey through the most important Buddhist countries of the world, full of stories and special artefacts .

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agenda

summer 2019
Opening ‘Death and Life’ and ‘The Encounter’ in Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden

October 2019
Opening ‘Bolidt Experience & Innovation Center’ in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht

November 2019
Opening ‘Humania’ in NEMO Amsterdam

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