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Projection test for the Names memorial, the room is still empty now. Our Colonial Heritage

24.05.2022 at 15:17 by Wendy Snoek

Growing steel structures. Growth, what is that?

05.04.2022 at 14:00 by Lucandrea Baraldi


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


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

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs


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


Cleaning out tree routs before they will be lifted to the ceiling Groote Museum

25.09.2021 at 12:29 by Michel de Vaan

Milling earth elevation minus water from a special foam. Here we show how little drinking water there actually is on earth. Groote Museum

30.06.2021 at 12:04 by Michel de Vaan


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


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

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus


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

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis


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


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


All in good hands with Fiction Factory Museum of the Mind

07.11.2020 at 17:32 by Femke Bijlsma

On view

and sailors

Kaap Skil

Oudeschild, Texel (NL)

Very few people know about Texel’s infamous VOC history. The fleet of the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie’s (United East Indian Company) used to start its journeys to the East from its moorings at the ‘Reede van Texel’ in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At the time Texel was the equivalent to the Netherlands’ Schiphol airport. This special history is being told in KAAP SKIL, museum of beachcombers and sailors. The building, designed by Mecanoo Architects, houses two new exhibitions, a museum café and a shop, all designed by Kossmanndejong.

Oudeschild, Texel (NL)
Maritiem & Jutters Museum
980 m2
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design, Creative direction
Michel de vaan (lead) Herman Kossmann, Serena Bigatti, Andreas Tscholl, Martijn Sas
Light design
Reinier Tweebeeke licht, Rapenburg Plaza
Stetz beeld dat beweegt, Shosho
Bruns BV, Fabrique
Woolen map of Texel
Women from Texel led by artist Erna van Sambeek
The 'Reede van Texel'

In the new exhibitions the audience is taken to Oudeschild in the Golden Age. The museum’s showpiece is a model of the Reede van Texel of 18 x 4 metres. The model shows in detail the impressive spectacle of hundreds of ships along Texel’s coast. Special viewers allow visitors to zoom in on these scenes, and show exciting animations. Animated scenes from seventeenth-century paintings, projected onto a twenty-metre-long wall behind the model, show a glimpse of what the rhythm of day and night was like during life at sea. Nine rooms of discovery take the visitor further along into the Dock’s world. In each of these rooms history is brought to life through a spatial installation or a piece from the collection and by means of a seventeenth-century figure.

Under water archaeology

The first floor houses a research laboratory where visitors can admire objects that had been lost, derived from shipwrecks found along Texel’s shores. Innumerable seventeenth- and eighteenth-century objects are displayed thematically, but there is also a showcase that shows all the objects found in one shipwreck. The found objects raise questions about the history of seafaring. By linking the objects to different perspectives, they are put in certain contexts through which they offer us a new point of view on history. The exhibition also offers space for objects found by amateur divers.

Museum café

The ground floor houses a museum café and a shop. Alongside having a function for the museum, this space is also a meeting place for Texel’s residents. Because the floor is covered in paving, the space’s open character is emphasised. Thus the street, the museum shop and café and the terrace are interconnected. The layout of the shop reflects that of a contemporary fish auction. Characteristic white and blue fish crates have been integrated in both the counter and the museum shop. Suspended from the ceiling is a large map of Texel, made out of Texel wool. The map, composed of felt and knitted pieces, has been put together by artist Erna van Sambeek in collaboration with various Texel-based women.


SBID International Design Awards 2012


FX International Interior Design Awards 2012


Luigi Micheletti Award 2014

Special Commendation