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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


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

21.03.2022 at 10:33 by Herman Kossmann


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


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


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

On view

Playing Safe

National Military Museum

Soesterberg (NL)

The collections of the Military Aviation Museum in Soesterberg and the Army Museum in Delft were to merge into a new museum located in the former Soesterberg airbase. The Dutch government launched an exciting competition. Five teams competed, each consisting of an architect, an exhibition designer, a landscape architect, and a project developer. The winner was responsible for the integral design of the building, the interior, the exhibition, and the surrounding landscape, and also for the maintenance and exploitation during the first 25 years. We won the pitch as part of the Heijmans PPP consortium with Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architects and H+N+S Landscape Architects.

Soesterberg (NL)
Ministry of Defence
20.000 m2
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design, Art-direction
Niels de Jong (lead), Mark de Jong, Wendy Snoek, Martijn Sas, Valentina Raffaelli, Serena Bigatti, Michel de Vaan, Martin Saemmer, Simon Christiaanse, Remco Swart, Robin Schijfs, Andreas Tscholl, Maaike van Keimpema, Sietske Sips, Roel Bolhuis
Engineering, production and build
Films, interactives, animations, games
Documentaries, film installations
De Aanpak
Interactives, games Xplore, App
Lighting design, show control, programming, AV hardware
Rapenburg Plaza

“The scale of the project is enormous. It involves a total exhibition area of 20,000 m², a spectacular roof measuring 110 by 250 meters and 13 meter-high glass exterior walls.”

Niels de Jong

Designer at KDJ

Two museums in one

We have developed a museum concept with two types of exhibition environments. A ‘daylight museum’ on the ground floor illustrates a chronological overview of approximately one thousand years of military technology, featuring tanks and aircrafts. The ‘black box’ takes a thematic approach. In the seven theatrical environments that have been created here, stories are central: stories about the importance of water for our defense; stories about the past, present and future of the armed forces; the position of the armed forces in Dutch society; but also many personal stories and dilemmas.

For experts and beginners

In order to attract not only experts but also families and a wider audience, we added a great deal of dynamism and layers to the exhibitions. Each presentation has its own layer of content aimed at a specific target group. For true connoisseurs there is always extra information available. We developed an interactive Xplore environment especially for children where, for example, they can fly in an F16 or make their own gunpowder.


Dutch Museum Award 2016


European Museum of the Year Award 2016

Special Recommendation

DagjeWeg.nl Award 2015


Design Week Awards 2015