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17 November 2016
In this newsletter: Eden Soestdijk shortlisted // 'A World of Feathers' a visual spectacle // Family exhibition for Royal Shakespeare Company // Grant helps Royal Air Force Museum to take off // 'Living in the Amsterdam School' huge success // 'Offshore Experience' near completion // 'The Buddha' attracts record visitor numbers // Awards
Impression Eden Soestdijk, Omega Render
Eden Soestdijk shortlisted
We are proud to announce that Eden Soestdijk is one of three shortlisted plans in the competition for the redevelopment of Soestdijk Palace, a vast royal estate located in the province of Utrecht. Designed in collaboration with Mecanoo Architecten, Royal HaskoningDHV, and the Eden Soestdijk foundation, our proposal presents an experimental garden – inspired by the Eden Project – for a sustainable society.
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Photo 'A World of Feathers', Thijs Wolzak
'A World of Feathers' a visual spectacle
Opened on 14 October 2016 at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden this exhibition immerses visitors into a visual spectacle that showcases feathers in all their glory. This theatrical tour of discovery incorporates richly imagined spaces, from a burlesque boudoir to a birdcage, where visitors are the ones encaged. The exhibition runs until 5 March 2017.
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Photo 'The Play's The Thing', Andrew Fox
Family exhibition for Royal Shakespeare Company 
The new permanent exhibition “The Play’s The Thing” unveils secrets and stories from The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) based in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Kossmann.dejong’s concept is more than an exhibition; it embraces the entire building into a multi-sensory journey through time. Visitors get up close and personal with the theatre making process and experience the building’s Victorian Gothic architecture in a new light.
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Impression corridor Royal Air Force Museum London, by Kossmann.dejong
Grant helps Royal Air Force Museum to take off
London’s Royal Air Force Museum gave us the green light to design its new permanent exhibition that focuses on the future of the RAF, thanks to a £4.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Kossmann.dejong will develop an immersive lab environment, in which visitors are challenged to take on the role of researcher and so help to envision the future of this renowned British air force institute.
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Photo 'Living in the Amsterdam School', Thijs Wolzak
'Living in the Amsterdam School' huge success
The temporary exhibition ‘Living in the Amsterdam School’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam attracted more than 250,000 visitors and received the highest visitor's rating for an exhibition since the museum reopened in 2012. Kossmann.dejong's design was cited as a highlight. Also the catalogue that we designed was successful – the second edition is almost sold out.

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Photo 'Offshore Experience' under construction, Maritime Museum Rotterdam
'Offshore Experience' near completion
As a follow up on the ‘MainPort Live’ exhibition, Kossmann.dejong received the commission from the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam to design the new ‘Offshore Experience’. This exciting exhibition whisks visitors offshore to join the search for energy from oil, gas and wind. They will encounter the challenges of this extreme environment, discover the importance of offshore energy and see how the Dutch offshore sector performs worldwide. The experience opens mid December 2016.
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Photo 'The Buddha' in Museum of Ethnology Leiden, Thijs Wolzak
'The Buddha' attracts record visitor numbers
The intense collaboration between Kossmann.dejong and the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden pays off. The visitor numbers keep on growing and recently ‘The Buddha’ turned out to be the most successful exhibition of the museum, attracting a record 95,000 visitors during its six-month run. Designed as an inspiring pilgrimage through major Buddhist cultures, ‘The Buddha’ is now on view at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam until 29 January 2017.
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Lounge 2, photo Thijs Wolzak, and ZieZo Marokko, photo Ivar Pel
Kossmann.dejong is in the running for several upcoming international awards. Lounge 2 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been nominated for the SBID International Design Awards and for the FX International Interior Design Awards. In addition, ‘ZieZo Marokko’ at the Tropenmuseum Junior Amsterdam has been shortlisted for the International Design & Communication Awards 2016. And although the ‘Offshore Experience’ is not even open yet, the offshore industry already expressed their appreciation through the recognition of the Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award, a professional award for the best public outreach achievements in the offshore sector.
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