‘Welcome to Jerusalem’ in Jewish Museum Berlin open!

Kossmann.dejong takes visitors on a journey of discovery through Jerusalem in the new exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem in the Jewish Museum Berlin. “A very exciting and informative approach on the complex history and the multi-layered character of Jerusalem”, as described by the German Minister of Culture and Media.

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In New York for the AAP Interior Design Firm of the Year Award!

We feel honoured to show our AAP Interior Design Firm of the Year 2017 Award that we received during the award ceremony of the American Architecture Prize in New York! “This international award is highly appreciated because it not only affirms our work but also the growing field of narrative design”, says co-founder Herman Kossmann. Read more here.

Historical Museum Frankfurt open!

The Historical Museum Frankfurt has been officially opened! During the opening the large snow dome that Kossmann.dejong designed as well as the city model by artist Herman Helle in the exhibition ‘Frankfurt Now!’ attracted a lot of enthusiastic visitors.

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Micropia awarded ‘Project of Influence 2017’!

Micropia, world’s first microbe museum at Artis zoo Amsterdam, has been announced as the ‘Project of Influence 2017’ at The Best in Heritage Conference in Dubrovnik. This annual global conference is organized by Europa Nostra, dedicated to promoting professional excellence in heritage professions. The president of the conference, Professor Tomislav Šola, praised the use of state of the art technology in Micropia which makes the invisible world visible and brings micro-organisms closer to the audience. “Micropia shows that a complex subject as microorganisms could change people’s perspectives, but could also be fun”, according to Šola.

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Celebrating the opening of the ‘Canon of Dutch History’

The new permanent exhibition ‘Canon of Dutch History’ has been opened last weekend at the Holland Open Air Museum. Kossmann.dejong designed this exhibition as a theatrical, interactive film set. A spatial collage of historic icons is interwoven with stories from everyday people, giving visitors an in-depth experience of the past from today’s perspective.

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Offshore Experience & Lounge2 Shortlisted for the 2017 WIN Awards!

We are very pleased to share the news that two of our projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 World Interior News Awards. The winners of each category will be named, and the World Interior of the Year will be selected from these at the awards ceremony in February 2018. We will be looking forward to the results!

Public Sector Category Shortlist: Lounge2 Schiphol

Museum/Exhibition Spaces Category Shortlist: Offshore Experience Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Museum of Communication officially opened!

The Museum of Communication in Bern, Switzerland, has been opened after a complete transformation. In the new permanent exhibition designed by Kossmann.dejong visitors delve into the fascinating, complex world of communication. Through interactive displays, surprising objects, large-scale projections and museum staff in the role of ‘communicators’ visitors are invited to explore the subject of communication in all its facets and, at the same time, apply it in real life.

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Interior Design Firm of the Year!

Kossmann.dejong is honoured to have been awarded the 2017 Firm of the Year Award | Interior Design by the jury of the prestigious American Architecture Prize. This award is a testament to the success of our multi-disciplinary approach of transforming spaces into opportunities for stories and social connections.

The best design comes from collaboration and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the vast network of curators, architects, engineers, light, UX, UI and sound designers, landscape designers, fabricators, writers, media producers, data analysts, artists, craftspeople, film makers, historians, scientists, psychologists, educators and more whom we have worked with over the past 30 years and whose creative, technical and strategic visions have enhanced our own. Not least- we thank our clients who have given us the space to take risks and the people who live, create, work, and discover in our places. Read more here.

Kossmann.dejong involved in plans for Healthy Urban Quarter Utrecht

The competition organized by the Utrecht’s city council to transform the neighbourhood of Utrecht Station into a Healthy Urban Quarter has been won by the development consortium of G&S Vastgoed and KondorWessels. Their plan ‘Wonderwoods’ includes amongst others the publicly accessible Playlab, which will be designed in collaboration with Kossmann.dejong. Playlab will be an inspiring place for all ages at the cutting edge of technology (virtual reality and 3D), visual arts and pop culture.

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We got snapped

Our photographer Thijs Wolzak has made a new picture of the complete Kossmann.dejong team in our office in Amsterdam. Here’s the result.

New Experience & Innovation Center for Bolidt

Getting immersed in the world of synthetic flooring, marine decking and surface courses… Together with Lüchinger Architects and RoosRos Architecten, Kossmann.dejong has been asked to design a new Experience & Innovation Centre for Bolidt, a Dutch family firm specialized in cast floors and synthetic applications. Visitors will get a unique insight into Bolidt’s DNA and can discover the numerous possibilities of synthetics. The first pile has been driven, completion is planned end of 2018. 

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Kossmann.dejong in new book Frame Publishers

Two of our projects, National Military Museum and Micropia, are featured in the new book by Frame Publishers! ‘Happening 2’ covers over 60 stunning spectacles that leave lasting impressions. Click here for more information.

Exhibition ‘Mary’ opened!

Mary, the most represented woman in the world, takes center stage in the new largest exhibition ever in Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht (NL). Kossmann.dejong designed the temporary exhibition as an inspiring journey, taking visitors to higher realms.

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Again visitors record for Kossmann.dejong

After a new visitors record for ‘The Buddha’ at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, and last month the highest amount of visitors ever in the Maritime Museum Rotterdam for Offshore Experience, Kossmann.dejong has designed again a record breaking exhibition: never before has Tropenmuseum Junior attracted as many visitors as with ZieZo Marokko! Read the article in Het Parool here.

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agenda

23 November 2019
‘Humania’ in NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam (NL)

20 October 2020
Dutch Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai (UAE)

November 2020
We The Curious, Bristol (UK)

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