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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

Room for

LEF Future Center

Rijkswaterstaatkantoor Westraven, Utrecht (NL)

The LEF future center was established in order teach employees of the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat, RWS) more innovative and creative ways of working and, in particular, collaborating. A special wing was reserved for this in the head office of RWS in Utrecht. An inspiring environment, where established patterns are broken out of, and new ways of thinking and working are tested in order to tackle complex issues or challenges which you are not able to figure out with your partners or your team. Other government organisations, such as the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and other ministries and partners, can make use of the future center.

Utrecht (NL)
Rijkswaterstaat Utrecht
3000 m2
Concept and Interior design
Herman Kossmann, Mark de Jong, Martijn Sas, Caspar Conijn
Tungsten, Punchcard, Captain Video, De Aanpak
Lighting design
Arup Lighting
Glasshouse installation
Fraai Metaal
Helna van Stiphout, Jaapjan Berg, Els Bakker, Karin Mulder
Architect office building Westraven

We developed the overall concept for LEF in close cooperation with the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management. We were responsible for the interior design, the AV applications and the LEF corporate identity, from the clothing of LEF employees to the crockery.

Participants in LEF set to work with each other for a day or half-day under the supervision of a facilitator. Every issue requires a custom-made solution and a different approach or method. Energy and concentration benefit from a change of environment, atmosphere, light and the opportunity to see a situation in a different light. That is why ‘flexibility’ is the most important principle of our design. Using adaptable light and sound, projections, movable floors and furniture, an endless variety of atmospheres and environments are formed, and different moods can be evoked. All spaces can be adapted in detail to the wishes of the user and the nature of the meeting or session.

A continuously different mindset

The use and range of audiovisual aids is an essential part of LEF. There are wall-to-wall projection screens and beamers in each room in order to be able to show tailor-made projections. We have built a unique image database together with various filmmakers and animators. The collection of films and unique images is also the basis for 360-degree projections that bring visitors to the LEF theatre in a different mindset. There are 1,500 LEDs incorporated into the steel computer floor of LEF. The LEDs light up in endless combinations of colours and patterns. In this way, locations are marked, directions are given and atmospheres are created that support work sessions.

No company canteen

The dining and relaxation areas are also part of the concept. The normal RWS company canteen has been transformed into an atmospheric spot where it’s possible to eat, drink or work together in many different ways. Components from the yellow futuristic kitchen can be moved to other locations in the future center, as a result of which eating and drinking can also become part of an inspiring work session. The wooden floor is made from old mooring posts, the lighting consists of a collection of tail lights from cars and the freestanding benches are inspired by steel crash barriers.

The 12-metre high conservatory provides spaces for installations with the theme being Change. These alienating interactive installations stimulate reflection and inspiration in the users of LEF using images and sounds.


I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 2009

Environments, Design Distinction

International Design Excellence Awards 2009

Environments, finalist

FX International Design Awards Londen 2009

Workspace Environment, Finalist

International Design Awards 2009

Interior Design of the Year, winner

Designpreis Deutschland 2011