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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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Steel and
stamina

Offshore Experience

Maritime Museum, Rotterdam (NL)

Find out what it’s like on a drilling platform. In the interactive ‘Offshore Experience’ in the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam, you’ll experience an impressive world of steel and stamina and see how the pioneers of the Dutch offshore industry execute spectacular projects all over the world, in and at the bottom of the sea.

Location
Rotterdam (NL)
Client
Maritime Museum
Year
2016
Surface
800 m2
Status
Permanent
Role
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design, Art-direction
Team
Herman Kossmann (lead), Matt Vermeulen, Remco Swart, Martijn Sas
Development, engineering and realisation
Bruns BV
Audiovisual productions
De Aanpak, Shosho
Multimedia
Kiss the Frog
Pepper’s Ghost
Dutch Igloo
Sound design
Danny Weijermans
Lighting design
HeinzLoopstra
The journey begins with a safety demonstration

You get a helmet and a yellow safety vest – this way you become part of the story. Then you step onto a gigantic blue and yellow drilling platform that is surrounded by the sea. Everything around you seems to be moving. An elevator takes you to the bottom of the sea. It’s dead quiet, dark and blue. You see divers at work, robots laying pipes. Fish, a squid, and a huge jellyfish swim past you.

A career in the offshore industry

Try your hand at the interactive exhibits to see if you’re suited for a career in the offshore industry. Can you land a helicopter on a drilling rig? Or cooperate effectively under pressure? How about trying to manipulate the world oil price by drilling more or less oil. Watch and listen to the personal stories of people who work in the offshore industry. For example you’ll meet a welder, a captain and a pilot.

Use your new knowledge

Once back ashore, you can vote for the most sustainable idea for energy production at sea. Each year different experts and the students of a Rotterdam school come up with new ideas.

A complex project

Within a short space of time, we were able to create this exhibition with an ambitious and specialist team. The project was a success thanks to the great perseverance of the client, the lighting-, sound- and media designers, to the many sponsors and to the main contractor Bruns.  The result is an experience that is as compelling as the offshore itself.

AWARDS

Bank Giro Loterij Museum Award 2018

Winner

World Interior News Award 2017

Shortlisted

Children in Museums Award 2017

Shortlisted

Museums+Heritage Awards 2017

International – Shortlisted

European Design Awards 2017

Miscellaneous Exhibition design — Bronze winner

Design Week Award 2017

Winner

Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award 2016

Winner