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Growing steel structures. Growth, what is that?

05.04.2022 at 14:00 by Lucandrea Baraldi

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The ideal spot for the Herron. The Voice of Urban Nature

21.03.2022 at 10:33 by Herman Kossmann

Slowly towards the opening on the 8th of February! Our Land

01.02.2022 at 17:34 by Remco Swart

Together with photographer Sander van den Bosch, we are measuring and photographing all floors of the palace. Visitors will soon be walking on 'invisible' carpets, in order to experience the original atmosphere of the rooms as fully as possible. Paleis Het Loo

26.01.2022 at 12:54 by Robin Schijfs

After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

Work in progress for Museum Sophiahof. In progress…

02.12.2021 at 17:28 by Remco Swart

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Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs

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Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs

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Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot

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A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus

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Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis

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The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

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The last steps before the Coronel Pavilion at the Portuguese-Israeli Cemetery Beth Haim is opened! Coronel pavilion

29.11.2020 at 14:30 by Remco Swart

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All in good hands with Fiction Factory Museum of the Mind

07.11.2020 at 17:32 by Femke Bijlsma

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"Who Cares?" The first model for a personal story in the upcoming exhibition on the Mind Museum of the Mind

20.08.2020 at 11:45 by Robert van der Linde

Visiting Paleis Het Loo together with Ina, to get an impression of the new exhibition spaces that are currently under construction. Paleis Het Loo

22.06.2020 at 14:08 by Robin Schijfs

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Very slowly, the new 'inside' of the east wing of Het Loo Palace is becoming visible. Paleis Het Loo

22.06.2020 at 14:06 by Robin Schijfs

Threatened
Island

Air / Hoeksche Waard

Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam (NL)

Within the framework of Architecture International Rotterdam (AIR), eight landscape designers from the Netherlands and elsewhere drew up plans for the endangered agricultural and natural area below Rotterdam: the Hoeksche Waard. The plans were presented in the Netherlands Architecture Institute to stimulate a public debate about the future of the area.

Location
Rotterdam (NL)
Client
Stichting AIR, Rotterdam
Year
1999
Surface
950 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Spatial design, Graphic design
Team
Herman Kossmann, Mark de Jong, Martijn Sas, Roger Teunisse
Text
Luyten, Ineke Schwartz
Contractor
NAI, Xylos meubelmakers
Film direction
Ineke Schwartz, Piet Oomes
Film production
Polderfilms
Design speakers
Marc Kossmann
Sound design
Frank Pachen
Coordination artists
Aletta de Jong
Prints
Rijnja Repro
AV hardware
Kappelhof & Fermont
Filmed Interviews

Architectural and urban plans are generally difficult for most people to figure out, certainly during a short exhibition visit. As a result, a large part of the modest exhibition budget was set towards creating films to make the designs understandable. The designers were interviewed on location, explaining the essence of their plan, literally giving their abstract idea a face. These interviews were presented on large, translucent screens above the corresponding plans.A screen in the middle showed the issues surrounding the area and explained the assignment handed to the different designers.

 

Abstract landscape

In presenting the plans on the side walls, the exhibition space remained empty, this created an abstract illustration of the empty and flat agricultural landscape of the Hoeksche Waard. A wide panorama of the polder hung in front of the glass façade and was illuminated by daylight from behind. This print created the spatial context and a depth of perspective. Specially designed speakers directed the sound so that it could only be heard in the zones reserved for the films.

The organizer’s wish not to push the accompanying debate into a back room, but to keep it a central part of the exhibition itself. We designed a tribune with a lot of seats. The exhibition became the arena of debate.

A wall of 3000 fruit crates from the Hoeksche Waard separated the main exhibition from a presentation by artists who also had plans for the area.