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

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

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

21.03.2022 at 10:33 by Herman Kossmann

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Artist Celia Smith installing here birds warm sculpture. Groote Museum

23.02.2022 at 17:02 by Michel de Vaan

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

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Carefully lifting a python snake skeleton. Groote Museum

24.01.2022 at 14:13 by Michel de Vaan

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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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

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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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Social Lounge

Lounge 2 Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (NL)

A completely new interior for Lounge 2 at Schiphol AirportIn close cooperation with Schiphol’s in-house architect Benthem Crouwel NACO, we have transformed Schiphol’s largest passenger waiting area into a ‘Social Lounge’. A new lounge where travellers can comfortably linger, where they can meet each other in an informal setting and where there is plenty to discover.

Location
Amsterdam (NL)
Client
Schiphol Group, Consumer Products & Services
Year
2016
Surface
16,000 m2
Status
Permanent
Role
Interior design, Creative direction
Team
Robert van der Linde (lead), Herman Kossmann, Pim Houben, Serena Bigatti, Wendy Snoek, Pauline Fer, Martijn Sas, Remco Swart
Architect masterplan & engineering
Benthem Crouwel NACO
Light design
Rogier van der Heiden together with Kossmann.dejong exhibition architects and Philips
Animation
Douwe Dijkstra
Clock
Maarten Baas
Realisation interior
Kloosterboer Decor, Gielissen, Roels Spaces, Gispen, ISSOS, Hekker Interieurbouw
Wayfinding
Mijksenaar
Main contractor engineering works
Heijmans
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Seven different worlds

The architecture and the interior blend seamlessly into one another. As soon as you enter, you have a phenomenal view from the platform where the planes are taxiing, taking off, and landing in front of you. We created seven worlds around a central square, each with its own theme: luxury, family, travel & culture, modern Dutch, see buy fly, fashion & lifestyle, and care & wellness.

Intuitive wayfinding

Every world has its own concept for retail, catering, services, and seating areas. Characteristic materials and details give each world its own look and identity – this allows you to find your way intuitively without signage. The floor is made of large ceramic tiles and the ceiling is covered in thin black slats integrated with strips of sustainable LED lighting.

“The ultimate goal was to transform Lounge 2 into a ‘social lounge’, with surprising elements and places for relaxed encounters.”

Herman Kossmann

Creative Director, KDJ

Oversized conversation pieces

We placed a number of intriguing objects that surprise people, and trigger conversation and interaction. A monumental clock by Maarten Baas seems to house a real person inside writing the time. Herds of ceramic cows walk on the walls. There are real trees. And a spectacular airplane slide is a magnet for children. This makes Lounge 2 an unforgettable experience that invites you to keep returning.

Awards

Interior News Awards 2017

Shortlisted

FX International Interior Award 2016

Shortlisted

SBID Award 2016

Finalist