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We are currently working on projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UAE for museums, cultural institutions, the World Expo and governments, with themes ranging from science, sustainability, royalty, Jewish history, the Anthropocene to fake. Some of them are expected to open later this year, others in the years to come. Below you will find a selection.

Beth Haim

The cemetery of the Portuguese Jewish community, Beth Haim, or House of Life, is located in the small town of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, near Amsterdam. For over four centuries, the community has been burying its members here. In collaboration with loerakker olsson architects, KDJ is working on the design of an introduction pavilion on this cemetery.

Opening

2020

Location

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (NL)

We The Curious

Science starts with curiosity. We The Curious is the new name of the former Bristol Science Center for which Kossmanndejong designs the new permanent exhibition. The exhibition will be an open lab with space for experiments. Visitors step into the shoes of researchers and are encouraged to start a dialogue with each other. A game-changing concept for a curiosity led experience in which biology, psychology, perception and fascination form the fundaments.

Opening

2020

Location

Bristol (UK)

Surface

2000 m2

Het Loo Palace

Het Loo Palace will be opened in 2021 after an intensive renovation and refurbishment. Under the Bassecour, the forecourt of the historic palace, a modern expansion of 5,000 m2 containing new reception and exhibition areas is being constructed. The palace was built at the end of the 17th century by order of King Stadholder William III and Queen Mary Stuart II, and was inhabited by the Royal Family until 1975. It is now one of the most visited museums in the Netherlands. Kossmanndejong works on the concept and design of the permanent exhibition ‘House of Orange’ and two new audiotours through the renovated palace rooms.

Opening

07.2021

Location

Apeldoorn (NL)

Surface

2500 m2

UAE Pavilion — EXPO2020

Kossmanndejong and Tellart were invited separately to compete for the design of the visitors’ experience in the UAE Pavilion. The Amsterdam-based agencies decided to unite forces, establishing a new joint venture for this project called KDJT, to present a strong integration between media and scenography which resulted in winning the competition. The UAE Pavilion building has been designed by Santiago Calatrava and expects to receive millions of visitors during the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai. Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed to 2021.

Opening

01.10.2021

Location

Dubai (UAE)

Surface

14.500 m2

NL Pavilion — EXPO2020

A consortium comprising Kossmanndejong exhibition architects, Expomobilia, V8 Architects and Witteveen+Bos has been selected to design and construct the Dutch Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai. The award was made following a European tender procedure with a total of eleven consortiums participating. The Pavilion stands out when it comes to circulation and the use of innovative, sustainable technologies. In a country with a desert climate, we create a biotope in which everything is connected, enabling us to produce our own water, energy and food. Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed to 2021.

Opening

01.10.2021

Location

Dubai (UAE)

Surface

1420 m2

Museum of the Mind (renewal)

Kossmanndejong designs the permanent exhibition for the Dolhuys in which visitors can discover the diversity of the human mind. The journey through the new arrangement will inspire and confront. The visitor learns to open up to others and to the world around him. KDJ previously designed the permanent exhibition for the Dolhuys in 2005 and the temporary jubilee exhibition ‘Manmade Man’ in 2015.

Opening

2021

Location

Haarlem (NL)

Surface

650 m2