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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

Juxtaposing voices

Welcome to Jerusalem

Jewish Museum Berlin (DE)

The Jewish Museum Berlin remains active during reconstruction of the Libeskind extension. In the Baroque Old Building, the entrance to the museum, Kossmanndejong designed a new temporary feature exhibition entitled Welcome to Jerusalem, the museum’s largest yet. Visitors take a journey of discovery through a series of spaces on the first floor where the immersive, layered design tangibly communicates the ambivalent character of the city.

Berlin (DE)
Jewish Museum Berlin
1,350 m2
Concept, spatial design, graphic design, art direction
Herman Kossmann (lead), Martin Saemmer, Sietske Sips, Pauline Fer
Project management, construction
Scala (Günter Krüger), Adunic Deutschland, Matzat Ausstellungstechnik
AV production, media design
Light design
Pontonero Light
Art installation 'Augmented Temple'
Film projection 360°
Tungsten Pro, Martin Grootenboer
One city, many faces

Welcome to Jerusalem tells the story of Jerusalem from different but interwoven perspectives: the
city as a holy place for three monotheistic religions for two thousand years and the city as a political battle field between power and territory. Each of the 15 spaces has a different theme such as ‘Pilgrims’, ‘Buried in Jerusalem’ and ‘The Ottoman city’. For all the themes, that show the different faces of the city, we designed dedicated theatrical settings. One of the themed spaces exudes pure white sanctity to highlight the religious stories of the Holy City while another uses film and oversized images to show the role of hotels in political power struggles. The multilayered design of this exhibition is completed by a rich collection of historic and contemporary pieces.

An up-close experience

Intimate contemporary and special historic film material immerses visitors in the colourful character but also complexity of Jerusalem. In the space dedicated to ‘Conflicts’ a 360-degree film installation paints a gripping picture of the cycles of increasingly complex conflicts. A different setting in another space provides insights into the ever- changing borders of the city using historic maps and film projections.

Destroyed Jewish Temple

The multimedia installation ‘Augmented Temple’ (designed by Berlin-based multimedia design studio ART+COM) combines augmented reality films and projections onto
a large-scale model of the temple to bring the destroyed Jewish temple on Temple Mount back to life.

Through the eyes of the residents

For this explosive topic, different perspectives on the story are very important. Personal, film encounters with current residents of the city function as the connecting elements of Welcome to Jerusalem. The characters of all different ages and diverse religious and political backgrounds are part of the documentary ‘24 Hours Jerusalem’ by Berlin film director Volker Heise. These personalities offer visitors a real-time image of the life and often conflicting ideas in and about this turbulent city. The exhibition has been visited by more than 350,000 people.