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Client: NIRAS
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Dessel, Belgium
Surface m2: 950
Realization: 17-09-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Science

Tabloo is a visitor and meeting centre about radioactivity and radioactive waste in Dessel, Belgium.

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Client: Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort
Designer: -
Location: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Surface m2: -
Realization: 12-08-2021
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

Rijksmuseum de Gavangenpoort tells the story of crime and punishment from the 15th to the 19th century.

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Client: The Mauritshuis Willemstad
Designer: Duinzand & Platvorm
Location: Willemstad, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 370
Realization: 06-08-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

Visitor Centre The Mauritshuis is safely located by the water, hidden among nature and full of history. 

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Client: Het Noordbrabants Museum
Designer: Studio Berry Slok
Location: Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 600
Realization: 23-07-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

North-Brabant is the birthplace of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1835 – 1890), one of the most famous painters in the world.

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Client: City Tongeren
Designer: SHSH Architecture & Scenography
Location: Tongeren, Belgium
Surface m2: 1122
Realization: 30-03-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

The new temporary exhibition of Gallo Romans Museum.

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Client: Foundation Achterhoek Toerism
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Lochem, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 150
Realization: 31-03-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon Nature

A new Inspiration Point in the Achterhoek!

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Client: Kinkorn BV
Designer: Kinkorn BV
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Surface m2: 700
Realization: 25-12-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of STAM, city museum of Ghent, the permanent exhibition ‘The story of Ghent’ has undergone a total make-over.

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Client: Parkschap National Park De Biesbosch
Designer: BOS & BOS
Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Realization: 31-03-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Nature

The interactive exhibition about the Biesbosch nature reserve was in need of renovation. 

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Client: Bailleul Design Agency
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Surface m2: 400
Realization: 01-02-2021
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

Portopolis, harbour pavilion located at the MAS in Antwerp has been rebranded as a visitor centre for young and old.

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Client: House of European History
Designer: Kossmanndejong
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Surface m2: 500
Realization: 01-10-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

Fake for Real - A history of forgery and falisifications

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Client: We The Curious
Designer: Kossmanndejong
Location: Bristol, England
Surface m2: 1270
Realization: 01-12-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

What If, the new exhibition in the science centre We The Curious, Bristol

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Client: Achterhoek Tourism Foundation
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Groenlo, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 90
Realization: 02-12-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

The new VVV Inspiration Point Groenlo takes the visitor into the history of Groenlo. 

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Client: Paris Musées
Designer: Atelier de L’îl e and Ciel Architectes
Location: Paris, France
Realization: 01-09-2020
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Art

Palais Galliera, the fashion museum of Paris, presents the exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel – Manifesto de Mode”.

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Client: Glasgow Science Center
Designer: -
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Surface m2: -
Realization: 03-03-2020
Disciplines: Mechatronics, Robotics
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

Glasgow Science Center is an independent charity in Scotland, presenting science and technology concepts in unique and inspiring ways. The centre is passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers, innovators and scientists.

The theme of the new exhibition Idea No59 is ‘The future is yours to shape! The aim is to engage a larger community on how technology shapes the future of our society.

“Idea No59 is an interactive exhibition with associated programming, designed to nurture crucial future skills. At the heart of the idea, it recognises the need of the global society to innovate, adapt and to invent. To achieve this, we need to develop a culture of innovation which inspires our young people to harness their full potential and play a key role in creating the innovations that will transform our society”. - team Idea No59.

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Client: Th Royal Library of Belgium
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Surface m2: 1200
Realization: 18-09-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

The KBR, Royal Library of Belgium, opens its own museum in Brussels. The museum is devoted to the richly decorated manuscripts of the Burgundian court. In other words, the librije of the Dukes of Burgundy. A treasure chest that opens and where the 600 years of hidden gems are exhibited to the general public.
The 280 preserved manuscripts have recently been restored and are presented in a highly narrative scenography. ‘We want to make the historical sensation of the Middle Ages tangible’, says interim director Sara Lammens, ‘Aiming as widely as possible: at Brussels residents and tourists, connoisseurs and families.’

Together with partners CREATE.eu, Bailleul design agency and Ata Tech, Bruns was able to realise the brand new museum. Bruns was responsible for the (interactive) furniture including integration of hardware and graphics, CREATE.eu for the multimedia experience with interactive audiovisual set-ups, Bailleul design office for the design and Ata Tech for the lighting.

Photography: @Creativeroom en Bailleul Ontwerpbureau

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Client: Foundation Royal Defence Museum
Designer: Kinkorn
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Realization: 03-11-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Leisure

Experience Marines on Mission is a temporary children’s exhibition where they discover what is involved in a mission of marines. As a team, children from the age of 8 discover the new adventurous experience. As a team they choose one of three missions: at sea, in the snow or in the jungle. After a brief explanation of the mission, it’s up to the group to successfully complete the mission. During the mission, the participants discover what a mission means and what skills they need to possess.

The mission includes various challenges. Dangerous situations can occur that may involve risks. Circumstances per country can also be different all the time. Each challenge requires special preparation and training of the marines. In order to complete the mission, it is very important to work well together as a team. Safety comes first!

Photography: Anne Reitsma

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Client: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
Designer: Kinkorn
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Realization: 10-12-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Leisure

Bruns has been given responsibility for part of the renewed entrance of the Maritime Museum Rotterdam. A large part of this is the large collection wall. In this wall collection pieces of the Maritime Museum are exhibited in different ways. In order to be able to view this collection, seating elements have been realized with fabric in the house style colour. Bruns has also realized a ticket and information desk with storage space in an oak wooden version. In addition, the shop is equipped with shop shelves, presentation tables and specially designed crane bins. Finally, the ceiling finishing, signage and, in cooperation with Ata Tech, the lighting fixtures were provided.

Photography: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam - Theo de Man

 

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Client: DRU Industriepark and Achterhoek Toerism
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Ulft, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 170
Realization: 07-06-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Leisure

At the DRU Industriepark in Ulft, the third VVV Inspiration Point of the Achterhoek is open. The new Inspiration Point visually inspires residents and tourists about the DRU Industriepark, the municipality of Oude Ijsselstreek and its surroundings.

Alderman Janine Kock says about the new Inspiration Point: “This is a fantastic asset for both the DRU Industriepark and the entire municipality. Visitors get a good picture of the past and present of the DRU Industriepark, but also of the surrounding area, in a very interactive way. This is also absolutely worthwhile for residents”.

Bruns worked together with project leader DestinationX and design agency Potztausend to realize the new VVV Inspiration Point at the DRU Industriepark. The function of this VVV Inspiration Point is twofold. As an Inspiration Point, visitors can compose their day out on the basis of stories and, as a visitor information centre, obtain information about the DRU Industriepark.

Photography: Achterhoek Toerism

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Client: Holmegaard Værk
Designer: Jens Ole Platz
Location: Holmegaard, Denmark
Surface m2: 2500
Realization: 03-06-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

Holmegaard Værk is a new hot spot for art-craftsmanship and tradition. At this place, iconic glass items were conceived, shaped and born. The brand new museum capturing the essence of a long Danish history of glass, ceramic and design. Since 2008 Holmegaard Glassworks closed down. The works was abounded and left cold and quit. Now, life is back!

The new hot spot raise Danish design tradition to a level where it has not been since the 1950s and 1960s. The visitors are invited into a world of tradition, art-craftsmanship and beautiful visions. This museum takes everyone back to the artists ‘drawing board, where ingenious ideas became beautiful lines. As visitor you learn about a workplace, where a son follows in his father’s footsteps and were hard labour, stubbornness and curiosity pay off.

Holmegaard Works is a story about the past as inspiration for the future.

 

Photography: Emilia Therese

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Client: Foundation Achterhoek Toerism
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Zutphen, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 75
Realization: 06-06-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

Zutphen is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. A rich history of churches, warehouses, courtyards and merchant houses belongs to the city. Therefore, a contemporary VVV Inspiration Point should not be missing here. Zutphen likes to tell its story to residents and tourists. At the new VVV Inspiration Point this can be done in a visual and interactive way. The themes Hanseatic city, routes, Made in Zutphen, art & culture, fortified city and tower city can be discovered here. Not only is there information about history, but there is also plenty of inspiration about what Zutphen and its surroundings have to offer up to the present day.

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Client: Foundation Achterhoek Toerism
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Winterswijk, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 82
Realization: 06-06-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon Nature

In the Achterhoek, the VVVs are working on a transformation from shop to inspiration point. The VVV Inspiratiepunt Winterswijk is the first result of this. Joris Bengevoord, Mayor Winterswijk, is proud that his village is the first. Gienne te Gronde, site manager of VVV Winterswijk, says in advance: “We have been working together with Achterhoek Tourism for a year now to take the information to the next level. We are in need of a new interior and can do it now”.

The concept applied in the Achterhoek has already been tried and tested in the province of Zeeland. In this new set-up, a number of themes will receive special attention. For Winterswijk these are the quarry, the centre, the border and the landscape. The inspiration point has retained the paper leaflets and routes, but has also become much more interactive. For example, films can be watched and there are screens on which visitors can compose their own routes.  

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Client: The Royal library of Belgium
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Surface m2: 1000
Realization: 01-10-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

The World of Bruegel in Black and White

Pieter Bruegel de Oude, is a world famous painter of the 16the century. In his time Bruegel was best known for his prints. Some 450 years ago, Flanders was the centre of the production and trade of prints. In this period Bruegel and his publisher, Hiëronymus Cock, played a key role.

KBR is the pioneer in the rediscovery of Bruegel’s unknown masterpieces. During the Bruegel year a complete collection of prints will be exhibited. Masterful craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit are central to this exhibition. Visitors dive into the imaginary world and discover how the process went, from drawing to print.

The exhibitions consist of Bruegel’s original drawings, his Italian landscapes, the seven deadly sins, virtues and other beautiful prints. An exhibition that surprises the visitor with special figures and details in lesser known masterpieces.

Photography: Creativeroom

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Client: The Royal library of Belgium
Designer: Studio Roma
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Surface m2: 600
Realization: 22-12-2019
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

KBR is the national academic library of Brussels. All Belgian publications are collected, managed and studied here. Meanwhile a rich collection of cultural and historical heritage of more than 8 million documents. This makes KBR the literary and scientific memory of Belgium. The archive consist of publications by Belgian authors, valuable books, manuscripts, newspapers, prints, scores, coins and much more.

Bruns has been given responsibility for the complete furnishing of the entrance hall of the Royal library of Belgium. After receiving a very complete design from Studio Roma, Bruns has engineered, produced and installed everything down to the last detail. 

The entrance hall is one of the three parts of the Royal library of Belgium project. Besides the entrance hall, Bruns also realized the exposition ‘The World of Bruegel in Black and White’ and the Librije area in the new museum.

Photography: Creativeroom

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Client: Bolidt Innovation Center
Designer: Kossmann.deJong
Location: Hendrik-Ido-ambacht
Surface m2: 1860
Realization: 20-11-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Mechatronics, Robotics, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

Bolidt’s strength has been the in-house development, production and application of thermoset plastics since 1964. Plastic systems for (industrial) synthetic floors, ship roofs and wear layers. Bolidt believes that a successful development is a synergy between; innovative power, the cooperation between employees and the ability to co-create with the customer. In the new Bolidt Innovation Center all three ingredients are combined under one roof.

The customer gets to know the product by seeing, printing, stretching and testing all materials in the ‘exhibit area’. Bolidt presented all possible solutions in real samples, which gives the customer a realistic feeling with the material. Of course the visit also gives Bolidt insight into the wishes and requirements of the customer. In short, a centre for optimal cooperation with successful results.

Photography: Thijs Wolzak

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Client: Cvba T2
Designer: Tinker Imagineers
Location: Genk, Belgium
Surface m2: 600
Realization: 20-02-2020
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

TECHville is a brand new experience space on the T2-Campus in Genk. An inspiring place that breathes technology. Technique and technology become visible for students, employees, entrepreneurs and job seekers. Thanks to TECHville now also especially for young people (10-18 years). The new space is aimed at groups of a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 30 participants. As an team, visitors embark on an exciting technology adventure. Young people experience the impact of technology on their own environment and daily life. They learn about the physical phenomena STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering en Mathematics). School classes are the most suitable target group for a visit. The TECH-coach makes all students TECHproof and provides a WOW moment in class. Students discover their TECHtalent. Not only during the visit, but the T2-Campus also offers ready-made teaching packages as pre- and post-trajectory.

Bruns, together with Tinker Imagineers and Yipp was given responsibility for the total furnishing of the experience space. All parts were realized within the time frame.

Photography:Tinker Imagineers

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Client: DST- the experience agency
Designer: Sandenburg Concept Creation
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Realization: 10-12-2019
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon Art

December 2019, the new Unilever Foods Innovation Centre (also known as HIVE) opened in Wageningen. In HIVE, Unilever works on innovations and research to feed the growing world population in a sustainable and nutritious way. In short, HIVE is always within the ecosystem of Wageningen Campus the best place for experimenting, testing ideas and sharing new concepts that are good for consumers and the planet.

Sandenburg has been asked by Unilever to provide the public areas in the new center with experience touch points. In other words, contact points that make an important contribution to the openness, transparency, variation of working methods and connections between users. Whit the aim of inform, inspiring, activating and stimulating the target group in a culture of open innovation. One of the touch points is the Green Welcome Structure, based on 'the honeycomb', the symbol of pollination.

Photography: sandenburg.com

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Client: Continium Discovery Center
Designer: MMEK'
Location: Kerkrade, Nederland
Surface m2: 1350
Realization: 22-12-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon NatureIcon ScienceIcon Technology

Look out your eyes in Continium’s totally revamped Explore Zone. An experience space where young and old discover how the world around them is changing through 21st-century science and technology. The visitor looks ahead to the future in six different themes: Food, Health, Work and Leisure, Life, Materials and Engergy & IT. Visitors can see in the fortune tent what they will look later, put houses on dry land and stack hamburgers as sustainably as possible in the food truck. In addition, current elements such as: recognizing fake news, future professions and robotization are discussed.
Director Hans Gubbels: “With the new set-up of the Explore Zone, we want to encourage our visitors to discover for themselves and to experience what current developments mean for visitors personally. Ultimately, of course, visitors make their own choice or and hoe they want to use new technologies. It is important not only to be aware of new possibilities, but also to think critically about them. Visitors are asked challenging dilemmas in the Explore Zone."

In this project, Bruns worked together very intensively with the client: Continium. The designed exhibits have been further developed technically and brought to a final design. Each exhibit has been carefully examined and elaborated. This is what Bruns definitely calls a ‘Design and Build’ project.

Photography: Continium Discovery Center

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Client: Museum of Fine Arts Ghent
Designer: Pièce Montée
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Realization: 01-01-2020
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

February 2020 the largest Jan van Eyck exhibition ever opened at the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) Ghent. Only about twenty works by this Flemish master have been preserved worldwide. At least half of them have travelled to the MSK. The pieces have been brought together with work from Eyck’s studio and copies of paintings that have disappeared in the meantime. The exhibition also contains more than 100 masterpieces from the late Middle Ages. All works are spread over no less than 13 refurbished museum rooms.

In collaboration with design agency Pièce Montée and lighting agency Chris Pype, Bruns has created the exhibition ‘Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution’ within set delivery time. Bruns has had a leading role in advising, engineering and producing high-end conditional and burglar-retardant showcases.

Photography: Bart van Leuven, design agency Pièce Montée Ghent and David Levene, MSK Ghent

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Client: Limburgs Museum
Designer: Limburgs Museum in cooperation with Tom Bouten (Interiorbuilder at Bruns)
Location: Venlo, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 300
Realization: 16-11-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Leisure

The adventure of SuperSint is a brand new exhibition dedicated to the real Dutch children’s party: Sinterklaas. Children experience the adventures of Sint en Piet. So they clamber over roofs, operate the parcel machine and feed his horse in the stable. The children practise with language, math and train their motor and social skills in a playful way. Not just for kids is the exhibition an adventure. For the older children and adults contains the exhibition a storey layer. An enrichment in knowledge about the origin of the old legends and traditions around Sinterklaas and his role among people.

The play- and learn units in the exhibition are in line with the eponymous book “The adventure of SuperSint’, written by Maranke Rinck and illustrated by Martijn van der Linden. The book and the exhibition contribute to the development of the target group.

The exhibition is dismantled and stored after Sinterklaas and rebuilt the following year.

Photography: Petra Lenssen

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Client: Museon, Limburgs Museum, LVR-LandesMuseum, Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Different locations
Surface m2: 700
Realization: 21-11-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Leisure

MUSIC! is an interactive traveling exhibition. The initiative of four museums: Museon (NL), Limburgs Museum (NL), LVR-LandesMuseum (DE) en Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum (DE). This exhibition arose on the occasion of the 250th year of birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. The exhibition can be visited for a certain period at each of the above partners. The first location where its installed is in the LVR-LandesMuseum in Bonn.

The result of the cooperation with all the partners is an exhibition that immerses visitors in the common music experience: around the world. Thirty interactive stations invite the visitors to listen, make and feel music. The skills for playing an instrument are not necessary. Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition. Curiosity to new sounds and experience is just what you need.

Photography: J. Vogel, LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn

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Client: Tom Postma Design
Designer: Tom Postma Design
Location: TEFAF New York, USA
Realization: 01-04-2018
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Art

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FD Gallery (New York, United States), specializing in one-of-a-kind, extremely rare jewellery pieces from the most prestigious houses, primarily from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Tom Postma Design designed the booth of FD Gallery at TEFAF New York Spring 2018.

Photography: Mark Niederman

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Client: Tom Postma Design
Designer: Tom Postma Design
Location: TEFAF New York, USA
Realization: 01-04-2018
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Art

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Hemmerle (Munich, Germany), a fourth generation family run house at the vanguard of jewellery design.

Tom Postma Design and world-renowned jewellery house Hemmerle have been working closely together to create a new and inviting space for the Hemmerle presentation at TEFAF New York Spring 2018.

The new design of the Hemmerle booth reflects the radical simplicity and the technical perfection of the Hemmerle jewellery.

Photography: Mark Niederman

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Client: Vredescentrum vzw i.c.w. city Antwerp
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Surface m2: 500
Realization: 01-09-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

The temporary exhibition Victory & Sadness is all about the 75 years of liberation of Antwerp. A commemoration to the ending of the Second World War, 75 years ago. Antwerp was liberated on 4th of September in 1944. From that moment, more than four years of occupation are finally over. The first victory day turns into nine long liberation months. Moths in which fear of bombs and destruction occurs. Hungry trough food shortage and concern about the fate of loved ones somewhere far away.

In the exhibition Victory & Sadness discovered the visitor, on the basis of authentic photo’s, film material, testimonials and war objects, how moment of victory and sadness alternate during and after the liberation.

Photo: Vredescentrum

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Client: Naturalis - Biodiversity Center
Designer: Onne Brouwer, Pieter Aartsen, Studio Daniel Ament
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 2044
Realization: 01-08-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Nature

Naturalis, the national research institute in the field of biodiversity, has reopened with a brand new family museum. Young and old being submerged in the wonderful world of the nature.

The museum is all about seeing, doing and experiencing. In different museum halls, the visitor discovered the early live on earth, the Netherlands in the Ice age and the primal forces of our earth. Also the visitor is introduced to the surprising lines of plants and animals, they face an African elephant and they meet the T. rex Trix. In the LiveScience hall they experience the work of an researcher and collection manager. Not because of an exhibition, but by really watching the scientist in everything they do. Anyone with a nature question is welcome at Naturalis and receives an answer from an expert.

Photography: Koen Mol and Mike Bink

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Client: Pon
Designer: Onne Brouwer, Designwolf
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Realization: 01-10-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

Pon opens the MOVE Mobility Experience with the aim of making visitors of all ages think about the future of mobility. Because of the busier cities, is this very important. MOVE is the first experience in the Netherlands which are designed totally in this theme. During an interactive journey, the visitor discovered the history and future about mobility.
Pon is the biggest mobility group of the Netherlands. The brands Gazelle, Swapfiets, Caterpillar, Greenwheels, Shuttel, Volkswagen, SEAT, Audi, Porsche and Bentley belong to its products and services package. The realisation of the new experience contribute directly to the liveability of the city Amsterdam. Various forms of partial transport are offered from a hub, such as the electric bicycle and car.

In cooperation with Yipp and Designwolf, Bruns developed five interactive games for the experience centre. Games that guide young and old along past, present and future of mobility.

Pon has the ambition to change the theme of the museum every nine months in the Move mobility experience centre. The exhibits developed are of course suitable for this.

Photo: Sara-Dona Manev

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Client: War Heritage Institute
Designer: War Heritage institute
Location: Brussel, Belgium
Surface m2: 1500
Realization: 09-05-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

War, occupation, liberation is the biggest national overview exhibition about the WWll. With more than 1000 collection items, the new exhibition presents an overview of the most loaded period between 1919 and 1945 in Belgian history. The new exhibition tells the story of the occupation and liberation of the country in 1940-1944. The end of the war in Europe and Asia in 1944-1945 is also brought to the attention. Finally national socialist repression, persecution and genocidary politics in 1933-1945 are considered.

Special about this exhibition is that it traces far beyond the lines of traditional military history. In addition, much attention is paid to social, political, economic and human consequences of the war. In short, the exhibition is a nuanced, historical- scientific story in which the options, possibilities and ‘choices’ form the red thread the course of the warfare.

 

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Client: Bailleul Design Agency
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Merksplas, Belgium
Surface m2: 750
Realization: 02-06-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

Young and old are immersed in the history and future of this potential UNESCO World Heritage. In the early 19th century, General Johannes van den Bosch founded seven colonies of charity. In the new and interactive visitor center ‘Colony 5-7’ comes this unique story of poverty alleviation and the utopian Experiment again to life.

With the support of Tourism Flanders, Kempens Landschap developed an Interactive, dynamic and multilingual visitor center. On the basis of Chronological and interactive arrangements. Visitors are included in the story of the colonies, their origin and further development. They are immersed in the personal walks, the cultural and natural wealth of the areas. This makes the visitors curious about discovering themselves in the area.

Photography: Bailleul Ontwerpbureau

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Client: DEMAKERSVAN
Designer: Jeroen Verhoeven
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Realization: 15-09-2005
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Art

One of the jewels of the 2012 Dutch Design Week was the Cinderella table by Rotterdam-based designers DEMAKERSVAN. The table is made from 57 layers of 13 layer multiplex. Initially, the table was designed entirely by computer. The layers were cut out bit by bit by a computer-controlled CNC router. After that, the 57 players were stuck together and finished by hand.

Twenty-three copies of this work of art were created and can now be found all over the world. Some are owned by art lovers and others are on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Guggenheim museum in New York.

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Client: Tjep.
Designer: Frank Tjepkema
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Realization: 10-01-2006
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Art

The Chair of Textures is made from stainless steel. The beautifully intricate details are made using a laser cutter. This is an example of what you can achieve with modern technology. All the shapes of first drawn on a computer. After that, the laser cutter cuts the shapes into the sheet material. If you look carefully, you can see that the chair is constructed from three layers of stainless steel sheeting.

The chair features all kinds of details. The legs are enveloped in flames. The front legs feature a flower pattern and a heart and butterflies are incorporated into the back of the chair. What makes this chair unique is that the Tjep designers have not allowed themselves to be restricted by the traditional chair shape. The planes and butterflies interweave outside the traditional chair boundaries. The Chair of Textures is being sold by Droog design.

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Client: Espace des Science
Designer: Espace des Science
Location: Rennes, France
Surface m2: 250
Realization: 21-06-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

The ‘Espace des sciences’ centre, which may be translated as the “Science Centre”, is an organization dedicated to the promotion and the diffusion of scientific, technical and industrial culture to a wide audience.

The ambition of the Espace des sciences is to share with the largest amount of people, the pleasure of learning about scientific knowledge. Its goal is to give rise to scientific vocations as its audience is wide and particularly young. A direct connection between scientists and people at large is promoted. To make science accessible, visitors are invited to experiment and manipulate. The Espace des sciences owns 3 exhibition rooms (each of 300 m²), a 95-seater planetarium and has at its disposal a 450-seater lecture hall. The Espace des sciences imagines, creates and presents its own exhibitions (touring or not), its own astronomy sessions, its own books, magazine and website.

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After 10 years of scientific adventure, Merlin decided to completely transform his laboratory. Find Galette and Ribot, his faithful apprentice in a transformed space ready to welcome you to new scientific experiments!

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Client: VVV Zeeland
Designer: MMEK’ experience bv
Location: Renesse, The Netherlands
Realization: 01-03-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

The new VVV inspiration point in Renesse opened. A small museum where people can get a quick first impression of Renesse and Zeeland.

The consumer of today has high demands on how and where he goes on vacation. He has already seen and done a lot, and wants to be informed in other ways. People do not want to just get a flyer anymore. They want to get inspired. Experience something. VVV Renesse thereon responded through various interactive exhibits that already tell a little more about the most beautiful places in the region in their own way. Of course, the flyers are still there and the tourists can always contact the staff behind the counter.

Renesse is after Domburg the second Zeeland Tourist Office that is arranged according to the new formula. 

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Client: Koninklijke Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Designer: Ontwerpbureau Schenk i.s.m. Eise Eisinga Planetarium
Location: Franeker, Nederland
Surface m2: 100
Realization: 01-04-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Science

The Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium has been officially opened. In the rooms in Eisinga's historic house, visitors can view his manuscripts. These manuscripts about mathematics, astronomy and the instruction book on the operation of his planetarium can be viewed digitally.

There is also room for temporary exhibitions. The opening exhibition 'Sailing on the Stars' was created in cooperation with Museum Boerhaave from Leiden, which made an important part of their collection of navigation instruments available for this purpose.

The interactive educational exhibition 'Space' introduces visitors to the operation of a number of astronomical instruments from the planetarium's collection. In addition to touch screens with information and animations about the operation of instruments, the visitor can make observations themselves using models of, for example, a sextant and telescope. This way, the origin of solar and lunar eclipses is made clear. With the expansion, the atmospheric city garden behind the building has also become accessible to the public.

All activities are in perfect keeping with Eise Eisinga's principles, namely popularising astronomy. Eisinga built his Planetarium to educate visitors, and has done so since 1781 to this day.

Photography: Combi Hommema, Franeker

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Client: Municipality of Kasterlee
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency
Location: Kasterlee, Belgium
Surface m2: 250
Realization: 30-09-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

Kasterlee’s new tourist information office is open to residents and visitors of Kasterlee. Kasterlee is an outstanding tourist town with over 90 trade patients, 285.000 overnight stays and dozens of tourist events. From the moment the white building was acquired next to the town hall, it was clear that the new tourist information office would be housed there. Over the last ten years, the number of desk visitors in the tourist information office was evolved from 2.700 visitors in 2000 to 11.000 visitors in 2017, an important indicator for continuing personal and direct reception despite the new media.

The new regional tourist information office focuses on the themes pumpkins, gnomes, gastronomy and active recreation. The reception desk and the experience space from the pivot of the tourist information office. It is a very innovative office with a lot of attention to the experience.

Photography: Bailleul Ontwerpbureau

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Client: Foundation Museum of World Cultures
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Leiden, Arnhem, Utrecht, Zwolle
Surface m2: 40
Realization: 28-09-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

With over 375.000 objects, the Tropenmuseum, Africa Museum and the Museum of Anthropology manage a huge amount of usage prescriptions from around the world. Most of this is stored in the underground depot which of course is a reals shame.

For that reason, they asked a number of well-known Dutch people to choose their favorite items from this enormous collection. These specially assembled collections are featured in exhibitions presented specially for that purpose built mini museums at different NS stations in the Netherlands. With a design from NorthernLight, Bruns was responsible for the construction and installation of the various mini museums.

Photography:
Jacqueline Spaans
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Client: Foundation The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Designer: Wilmotte & Associés, Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 14500
Realization: 12-04-2013
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

The Rijksmuseum is the most famous museum in the Netherlands.In the new Rijksmuseum absolutely everything is new! There is an entirely new installation, a fully renovated building, new public facilities, in newly laid out garden and a brand-new Asian Pavilion. The Night Watch is the only exhibit to be returned to its original location. In 80 rooms, 8,000 art and historical objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch culture from the Middle Ages up to the present day.

As exhibition constructor, Bruns was responsible for furnishing the Asian Pavilion, the Special Collections exhibition and 20th century Gallery. In addition, Bruns B.V. was asked to develop all the mountings for the museum pieces and eventually install them on location.

The Asian Pavilion is a building designed by Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos that houses the museum’s collection of Asian art. There is a serene exhibition which consists of free-standing images made from various materials on pedestals and various display cabinets where the emphasis is on wall-hung cabinets. 

The Special Collections exhibition concerns an exhibition designed by Wilmotte & Associés S.A. in the basement of the museum. It is a high density exhibition displaying related collections of silver, glass, porcelain, pottery, weapons and model ships. These objects are displayed exclusively in display cases designed in line with the architecture.

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Client: AG Vespa
Designer: Beyer Blinder Belle, Christophe Gaeta, Ingenieursbureau Arcade
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Surface m2: 1500
Realization: 12-07-2013
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

The basis of the Red Star Line Museum consists of stories of people who travelled to America with the shipping company. The focus is on six witnesses, including Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin. The main exhibition takes visitors along the various phases of the journey from the travel agents in Warsaw to the new life in the United States. The aim is to give an impression of the tough journey European migrants had to complete in order to seek a better future.

The last part of the exhibition links the past with the present in order to show that migration is universal and timeless. With a view to providing a better impression of all the stories collected by the Red Star Line Museum, the collection contains various personal items such as photos and documents, as well as objects donated to the museum by the descendants of the passengers.

The Red Star Line Museum is a museum packed with memories, at an authentic location, where the focus is on the visitors’ experience. The forgotten history is brought to life from the perspective of the people who experienced it.

Photography: Michel Wuyts

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Client: Foundation Natura Artis Magistra
Designer: Kossman.dejong
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 850
Realization: 19-09-2014
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon NatureIcon Science

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands has opened Micropia in Amsterdam on the 30th of September 2014. Micropia is a unique museum that is set to inspire the general public, encouraging their interest in microorganisms and microbiology.

The visual and the experiential are central, while the focus is firmly on the mostly positive relationship between microbes and humans. Bruns developed together with design studio Kossmanndejong and ART + COM studios world’s first museum of microorganisms.

Micropia aims at becoming also an international platform for microbiology that brings diverse interest groups together in order to bridge the gap between science and the general public. The uniqueness of Micropia lies in its mix of living and virtual microbes. Most exhibits show living microorganisms as well as having a media extension. Film, images and text provide insight into microbe appearance and behaviour, and the diversity of the microorganism relationship with humans.

Photography: Maarten van der Wal en Thijs Wolzak

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Client: Pidpa CV
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Herentals, Belgium
Realization: 11-09-2013
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon NatureIcon Science

Discover the wonderful world of water at Hidrodoe: fun – exciting – educational.

It is not a museum in the strict sense of the word but a real hands-on experience centre which fully involves visitors and even allows them to experiment. By experimenting with more than 80 mental and physical water-related displays visitors, and particularly children, can expand their knowledge of water. The Water Maker is displayed in the central section and shows all the phases that water goes to before it comes out of the tap is drinking water.

In Hidrodoe you can also experiment with water in the open air in the Blue Water Garden. Here you will find fantastic experiments such as the pump game, the water umbrella, the spring fountain and the hydraulic lift.

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Client: Petroleum Development Oman LLC
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Muscat, Oman
Surface m2: 700
Realization: 12-11-2010
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon NatureIcon ScienceIcon Technology

Petroleum Development Oman’s new EcOman Center in Mina al Fahal is a journey through the evolution and future of energy. The EcOman Center is a centre where visitors of any age can learn about the possibilities, and the use, of sustainable sources of energy.

The center focuses on three themes: Power Tower, Better World and Energy Journey.

Power Tower
Visitors start their tour with the Power Tower, which shows the sources and the impact that energy has using technical illustrations, animations and interactive demonstration models.

Energy Journey
Visitors can then discover how human beings have developed technologies to use natural sources of energy. This starts with the discovery of fire and continues to the present day and the combustion of fossil fuels and production of electricity.

Better World
Visitors continue on to the Better World where they will learn how you can have a positive impact on the world. Here they will see models of eco-friendly houses with displays showing how eco-friendly resources, recycling programmes and energy storage take place in practice.

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Client: Municipality Genk
Designer: NU Architectuuratelier
Location: Genk, Belgium
Surface m2: 1500
Realization: 12-06-2013
Disciplines: Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

C-mine, which is housed on the foundations of the mine in Winterslag and is a site which is designed to stimulate creativity. C-mine intends to be a meeting place for people who want to be stimulated in their professional lives or leisure time by various forms of creativity and creative innovation. C-mine brings vitality and offers new experiences, stimulates curiosity and challenges people to make new discoveries. The C-mine site is a unique, authentic and wondrous place with a living past and an interesting and creative exhibition. C-mine is a place where a wide variety of people and ideas meet each other and share their creativity. A visit to the site is an experience that will excite any visitor.

With C-mine you’ll achieve an ‘inexhaustible’ highlight. An impressive fan welcomes you for a special tour that will take you through the underground passageways. You will be surprised with original installations that will touch your senses with no doubt.

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Client: Technopolis
Designer: Technopolis
Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Realization: 30-10-2015
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Technology

‘Become Entrepreneur’ will cover 2 ‘clusters’ of the existing interactive exhibition Xplora. Xplora is primarily intended for 8 to 14-year-olds. These youngsters are in a crucial phase of life in which they make the first decisions that determine their further educational and career choices.

The exhibits are set up in clusters of three or four, based on a profession that fires the imagination. Youngsters are encouraged to try out and experiment with the interactive exhibits. They are also offered information on real courses and professions that they can choose later.

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Client: Weaving Museum Geldrop
Designer: Bob Bruns | Marcus van Roode
Location: Geldrop, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 500
Realization: 02-05-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

The Weverijmuseum Geldrop, a unique museum of its kind, that really brings the memory of Geldrop to life as an important textile city in the 19th and 20th century. This starts with the property in which the museum is housed: a striking factory building at the Kleine Dommel, in which the “Wollenstoffenfabriek A. van den Heuvel and Son” was located. It will be reinforced when you enter the museum. A lot of activity. The weaving looms, often wonders of technology, are clogged as they are called by the weavers and are served by enthusiastic volunteers who used to be active as weavers or otherwise involved in the textile industry.

Responding to the latest developments, the new museum is set up in such a way that the visitor can find his or her way in the museum on the basis of age or interest. In doing so, the visitor gains knowledge about the building, about all kinds of aspects related to weaving and the related looms and machines. The development of the weaving industry in the Netherlands and the role played by the textile industry in Geldrop-Mierlo in the region have also been included.

Photography: Marco Magielse

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Client: Tourist Office Zeeland
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Goes, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 140
Realization: 29-11-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

VVV Goes is the sixth location that has been transformed into the new VVV Inspiration Point formula of Zeeland. In the new Inspiration Point the visitor experience stories of the city and surroundings in word and image. Via interactive screens visitors are informed about sights, history and events of Goes. Director of VVV Zeeland Erik van den Dobbelsteen says: “The information keeps, but mainly inspiration and experience are central now. In the new design there is chosen for a dynamical approach, which the visitors give the possibility to discover the Zeeuw in himself.

Special about this renovation is that a joint entrance has been realized with the adjacent Historical Museum the Bevelanden. A combination visit is now made easy. In addition, the viability of both is increased, so that the Beverlands heritage is preserved.

 

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Client: VVV Goeree-Overflakkee
Designer: Potztausend
Location: Ouddorp, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 185
Realization: 01-03-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

The tourist office Goeree-Overflakkee established in ‘t Blaeuwe Huus in Ouddorp is no longer reminiscent of a traditional tourist office. The visitor can, in a contemporary and interactive way, explore what to see and do at Goeree-Overflakkee in the new inspiration point.

With his tourist office, moderator Jeroen den Hollander want to fill in the hospitality in a modern way: “We want to receive guests in a unique way and inspire them to discover more of our beautiful island. The guests expects more and more experience and interaction and this new inspiration point fully responds to that. In addition to visitors, it is also interesting for residents to visit.” Alderman Tea Both agrees with Jeroen; “The new tourist inspiration point is really special, an asset to the island.” This project was created under the leadership of Patrick Polie of DestinatieX.

Photography: Wim van Vossen

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Client: VVV Zeeland
Designer: MMEK' experience bv
Location: Domburg, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 100
Realization: 19-02-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon Nature

VVV Domburg has undergone a genuine metamorphosis. The store has been converted from information point to inspiration point. There is a new formula developed where guests are offered a Zeeland experience. 

The consumer of today has high demands on how and where he goes on vacation. He has already seen and done a lot and wants to be informed in other ways. People expect more than just only a flyer. They want to get inspired. Experience something. VVV Zeeland has responded by means of a touch table with an interactive map of the province, headphones that show various Zeeland dialects and an inspirational screen with images of the most beautiful places in the region. Of course the flyers have also been given a place in the renewed building and the tourists can as usual contact the staff behind the counter. Domburg is the first Zeeland Tourist Office that is according to the new formula furnished. 

 
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Client: VVV Alkmaar
Designer: MMEK’ experience bv
Location: Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 150
Realization: 23-03-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

When you are visiting Alkmaar, VVV Alkmaar is of course the starting point for your day out! They will tell you what you absolutely can not miss when visiting this beautiful monumental cheese town. They are located in one of the most beautiful icons of Alkmaar, the Waag building, where the cheese market takes place on the Friday between April and September. In the spacious store you will find a wide range of gift vouchers and of course real Alkmaar (cheese) souvenirs.

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Client: South Limburg Tourist Office
Designer: Led by Edith Kurris
Location: Valkenburg a/d Geul, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 65
Realization: 22-05-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

“Our world changed and we change whit it”: said Anya Niewierra, Managing Director of visit South Limburg, during the launch of de new name and logo. The oldest tourist information office in the Netherlands has changed its name after 134 years. The reason for this was the growth in the number of foreign guests and de changing role of the VVV. 

The renewed location in Valkenburg is now the Visit South Limburg Experience, where the word inspire is central. The new experience enters the role as shop and source of inspiration for a further visit to the region. In a contemporary manner the visitor experience the trusted services and difference experiences. The visitor can of course book events, taste regional products, buy the VVV Gift Card or get personal advice from one of the expert employees. After all, it remains a reliable tourist office.   

    

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Client: Sartor Holding AS
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Sotra, Norway
Surface m2: 1000
Realization: 22-05-2015
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon Technology

The entirely new VilVite Sotra Science Centre has been opened. Through a design and build construction Bruns in cooperation with design agency NorthernLight was responsible for the total realisation of this unique Science Center.

The vision of the shopping centre is to “offer a friendly and pleasant shopping experience”. To support this they want to offer a variety of experiences to make people stay longer in the centre. They also want to communicate their social responsi- bility through investing in an extensive community program. As part of the package they want to present experiences beyond pure entertainment giving additional values to the visit. This VilVite branch should place somewhat more emphasis on entertainment than education compared to our existing science centre. And there is no intention to offer curriculum based educational school programs like VilVite does. Some of the content has to relate to the local industry, which to a great extent is oil and gas oriented, including a subsea centre of expertise.

photography: Thor Brødreskift / VilVite Sotra

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Client: The Postal Museum
Designer: KCA London
Location: London, England
Surface m2: 200
Realization: 29-06-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Leisure

Let your children run off steam in the miniature world of mail. There’s sackloads of fun to be had! The Postal Museum has a dedicated play space for children aged 0-8 which is perfect for little ones to exercise their imaginations and use up excess energy. It features: Trolleys, pulleys, slides and chutes, Weighing machines, letter boxes and a vintage post van. Toy town building blocks, Uniforms to try on, an interactive Sorting Office and a mini neighbourhood of streets and houses. The perfect family stopping post? We’ve got it… Sorted!

Fotografie: Copyright The Postal Museum / Miles Willis

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Client: City Kortrijk
Designer: noAarchitecten, Madoc bvba
Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
Surface m2: 3000
Realization: 08-10-2014
Disciplines: Interior, Mechatronics, Robotics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Nature

Texture tells the story of the linen and flax industry. It is a story with extremely strong roots that bear witness to tough skill and entrepreneurship, of daring innovation and adaptability and of continual self-reinvention. In three rooms, set up as an authentic flax depot (1912), visitors can find out about the revolutionary development caused by a flax industry in this region. Visitors will not only be surprised by the historical accounts, but also be amazed and inspired by stories of the present and the future.

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You use flax every day without knowing it and in unexpected locations. Designers, scientists and entrepreneurs make maximum use of it. Discover, taste, feel and test their products in the Wonder Room.

The Leie Room tells the story of the flax and linen industry. It is a story of highs and lows, people who, without any outside help, continually found the resilience to survive serious crises. It is a fascinating story of thinkers who dared to do.

Under the golden crown is the Treasure Room. This is the place to marvel at the beautiful damasks, laces, handwork and fine fabrics that enrich this exceptional textile collection.

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Client: Verstraete | Vanhecke
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency en Architectenbureau Michel Janssen bvba
Location: Tongeren, Belgium
Surface m2: 750
Realization: 01-06-2016
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

In a sublime historical context – the chapter house, Romanesque tower, convent, cloister and monastery gardens – you can see the rich collection of the church treasure displayed in the new museum. This treasure, is extraordinary and practically complete, and includes arts from the 6th to the 20th century.

The modern scenography takes you to a unique museum experience through the ancient church treasure. At the heart of the museum you can find historical treasure. The unique collection of fascinating stories and high tech go hand in hand in the new Teseum. Every effort is made to appeal to both you and old. Children and young people follow their own course with an app that suits their environment. One learns about the basilica, how it came about, what it is made and how it is used.

You will also be sucked into the strong musical character of the collection. The medieval manuscripts are brought to life thanks to the collaboration with the Alamire Foundation, International Center for Study of Music in the Lower Countries. The thematic story ends at the Coronation Celebrations, a few years ago recognized as Flemish Intangible Cultural Heritage. Thus, the bridge is established between past, present and future.

Photography: Architectenbureau Michel Janssen

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Client: Terramar Museum
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
Surface m2: 150
Realization: 06-08-2016
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

The Caribbean Islands are some of the most highly regarded travel destinations in the world. Most tourists however don’t have any historical knowledge of the Carribean intoxicating mix of cultural confrontations, that left and still leave their traces. With thousands of visitors pulling in on daily basis Terramar offers a platform to tell this story. Understanding this history can provide visitors with a richer and more satisfying view on this beautiful part of the world.

The overall idea of the Terramar Museum is to tell the stories behind historical objects by staging encounters with local habitants of the Caribbean in different historical times. Amerindian talk about their first encounters with a European colonialists, a slave talks about the harsh life on the plantations. Through a combination of historical artefacts, fascinating stories and interactive experiences, history comes to life at Terramar Museum.

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Client: Techmania Science Centre
Designer: A.M.O.S. Design
Location: Pilzen, Tsjechië
Surface m2: 10000
Realization: 18-04-2014
Disciplines: Interior, Mechatronics, Robotics
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

The Pilsner Techmania Science Center is one of the most unique projects of its kind in the Czech Republic.

The goal of Techmania is to help the public, especially young people, to get more familiar with science, technology and with the development of human knowledge in general. Another aim is to point out the unanswered questions for which the next generation, the young visitors of the science center, would find answers.

Techmania is based on explanations of particular physical or mathematical principles by means of game-like activities. The interactivity involves visitors making the exhibits move, so the natural principle will be demonstrated by the particular process. In these cases, learning is based on personal experience.

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Client: Tata Steel Ijmuiden BV
Designer: DST- The experience agency
Location: Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 600
Realization: 01-10-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon Technology

Tata Steel is market leader of Europe as a producer of high-grade steel for the automotive industry, packaging industry and mechanical engineering. They works following the strategy to help their customers overcome the challenges and be more successful in their market by creating innovative products and services. In this strategy are the following priorities important to Tata Steel: ‘Customer Focus’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Operational Excellence’, ‘Responsibility’ and ‘People’.

Tata Steel felt the need for a reception area located in the current Innovation Centre of Ijmuiden to give the full attention during the first meeting with their customers. Bruns, in cooperation with DST- the experience agency, has created and realized a reception area with the aim to create a new Visitor Experience. The reception area is furnished in such a way that Tata Steel can efficiently and thoroughly zoom in on the issue of the visiting (potential) customer, looking for really needs and challenges.

Photography: Tata Steel

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Client: Toerisme Vlaams Brabant
Designer: Fugzia
Location: Tremelo-Baal, Belgium
Surface m2: 250
Realization: 28-06-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Leisure

Sven Nys Cycling Center: The place for off-road cycling
The Sven Nys Cycling Center is opened in Tremelo-Baal, Beglium. The Center is the place for off-road cycling in Flanders and is located on the beaytiful domain Balenberg, where the annual Grand Prix Sven Nys is organized. The center is not a classic museum but an experience center where you will be immersed in the atmosphere of cyclocross: pain, suffering and all kind of different shirts. It is aimed at children, schools, tourists but especially for the real bike fanatic.

The experience center is the hub of the Sven Nys Cycling Center. Amoung the champoin jerseys you walk from one historical moment to another cycling victory. One can take a look at the camper field where the riders are preparing for a race. Sports enthusiasts can in a sandbox testing themselves how far they get themselves and there is also a possibility to test themselves in the Energy Lab that belongs to the center. At the bar you can expand your cycling knowledge via a challenging quiz. And after all that effort, one can relax and chat afterwards at the Velo bar!

Photography: BELGA

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Client: The province of Antwerp
Designer: Pronk Studio
Location: Kalmthout, Belgium
Surface m2: 450
Realization: 06-07-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Leisure

In the Suske and Wiske museum, visitors themselves go on strip tour. Cartoonist Willy Vandersteen takes children from 8 to 12 years old in his old villa. He lets them playfully discover via an interactive journey how to make a good comic strip. In this museum are learning, experiencing and doing central. In addition to receiving school groups, the museum will also be accessible to private individuals from now. 

Drawing a new comic goes through nine different zones, which stimulate the imagination and creativity of the visitor. The zones consist of: Improvisation, Villains, (text)balloons, Time machine, Problem, Wonder, Body language, Characters and Atmosphere. All previously shown characters from the various series, periods or storylines of Vandersteen can be used through the visitors.

 

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Client: Foundation SUPERMODELS
Designer: Concern
Location: Traveling Exhibition
Realization: 17-04-2014
Disciplines: Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon Art

SUPERMODELS is an overview, in miniature, of key Dutch designs in the field of furniture, interiors and architecture. Iconic works by modern designers are linked to earlier examples from the time of Gerrit Rietveld and H.P. Berlage. In this way, SUPERMODELS reflects the creativity of Dutch designers and architects, and reflects the rich heritage from which the current generations have developed. The exhibition consists mainly of 3D printed furniture.

After starting in Milan, followed by a successful exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, SUPERMODELS was on display in Tbilisi in Georgia in September. At the invitation of the embassy and with the opening being performed by the local mayor, the show in the Europe House on Freedom Square attracted a substantial number of visitors. In October 2014, SUPERMODELS was featured during the Dutch Design Week in Strijp-S in Eindhoven which was one of the top locations during the event. The Clock Building is a former Philips factory building and, during the DDW, offered space to around 100 participants from a variety of design disciplines.

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Client: Autonomous municipal company Borgloon
Designer: Design agency Bailleul
Location: Borgloon, Belgium
Surface m2: 1500
Realization: 29-03-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

The Syrup Factory in Borgloon is one of the last remnants of the industrial processing of fruit into syrup. The historical core of the steam syrup factory is transformed into a tourist zone consisting of; a fruit experience centre, regional product shop, party room and bistro named ‘De Smaakfabriek’, where top chef Giovani Oosters will serve regional cuisine. Bruns, in cooperation with design agency Bailleul, has ensured that the visitor can immediately taste the rich past among the monumental industrial machines. Borgloon will be a meeting- and experience place that shows residents and visitors the inseparable link between fruit, syrup and Borgloon.

Visitors of the fruit experience centre can, partly due to the audio-visual effects of Create, discover the story of the Haspengouwse fruit and its processing. They follow, based on fun and educational experience modules, at their own tempo the way that a delicious piece of Loons fruit travels.

Photography: Bailleul Ontwerpbureau

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Client: Opera Amsterdam
Designer: Opera Amsterdam
Location: Buckingham, England
Surface m2: 700
Realization: 30-10-2015
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

Stowe House in Buckinghamshire is one of England’s earliest and most important Neo classical palaces and sits as the glorious centrepiece of the world famous Stowe landscape gardens. Built and remodelled throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Stowe House is considered an architectural masterpiece filled with the innovation and imagination of some of the greatest designers, artists and architects of all time. It captures the beauty and wisdom of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese and Saxon cultures and its architecture and decoration demonstrate how cultures from all over the world can inspire new thinking, creativity and design. In turn, Stowe has inspired creativity, literature and imaginative thought all over the world. The national and international importance of Stowe is further recognised by its inclusion on the list of potential World Heritage Sites.

The Enlightenment for All Project will radically transform visitor access and enjoyment of Stowe House. It will achieve this through the creation of innovative new visitor spaces and facilities and through the delivery of an exciting and imaginative combination of interpretation and activities that will break new ground in how we engage people with historic houses in the 21st century. Stowe House wants to revive visitors and communities as a place where past wisdom and beauty inspire exciting new ideas, creativity and imagination in people. By showing them that heritage can act as the inspirational starting point for their own forward-thinking creative journeys, and that history can inspire new creativity and new ideas in today’s modern lives. This creative spirit and approach will underpin all learning and participation opportunities created as part of the Enlightenment for All Project and should exist as a strong thread through all interpretative themes, storylines, tools, techniques and approaches.

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Client: Bailleul Design Agency bvba
Designer: Bailleul Design Agency bvba
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Surface m2: 400
Realization: 23-02-2018
Disciplines: Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

In Antwerp, one of the city’s most beautiful museums has been renewed and expanded: the Snijders&Rockox House. Nicolaas Rockox and Frans Snijders were pivotal figures in Antwerp in the baroque period. Both made their mark on the cultural and social life of their city. Nicolaas as mayor, Frans as a skilled painter of animals and still lifes. For 20 years they were also neighbors: they lived in two adjoining homes in the Keizerstraat. Both buildings, restored with care, are part of KBC’s patrimony, which the Rockox House has long opened as a museum and now adds the Snijdershuis. Over the shoulders of Nicholas and Frans, we look at making art and promoting art, to collecting and displaying, to markets and set tables, to the humanist and the modal citizen in the turbulent baroque era.

Bruns was commissioned by design agency Bailleul for the realization of the Snijders & Rockox house. The realization involved a number of interior elements such as benches and cupboards, various display cases, mounts for paintings, instruments and other objects and graphic works.

Photography: Patrick De Roo

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Client: Alghanim International
Designer: Cultural Innovations
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Surface m2: 1350
Realization: 12-01-2018
Disciplines: Mechatronics, Robotics, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon Technology

The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Complex is a 13 hectare site in the Al-Sha’ab area on the Western shore. It will house four world-class Museums, a Fine Art’s Centre, a theatre and two Information Centres, with the facilities being linked by a central covered ‘street’ allowing visitors and residents to pass through the site from the city to the seashore of the Arabian Gulf. The museums will cover Natural History, Science, Space, Islam and Fine Arts. With a total exhibit area of approximately 22,000m2 it makes the project the largest single-delivery museum project in the World at the current time.

Bruns was appointed by Beck Interiors Ltd (responsible for the overall project management) in 2014 to develop, produce and install the Robot Gallery for currently world’s largest cultural project at the moment – the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre. Using our wealth of experience in museums, science and attractions development, the Bruns team has curated a modern, unique and immersive series of Robot interactives.

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Client: Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
Designer: Opera Amsterdam
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 1350
Realization: 15-12-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon NatureIcon Science

Rijksmuseum Boerhaave offers young and old a peek into the intriguing world of science and medicine. The world-famous collection and the new interior show what it is all about in science: curiosity, courage, creativity and perseverance. In the words of Robbert Dijkgraaf, ambassador of the museum: ‘You see it all with your own eyes, you get a feeling for the history, for the challenges, for the adventure, but also for the romance of this great scientific discoveries.‘

With microscopes by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, the oldest artificial kidney, the fountain pen by Albert Einstein, the first breeding citizen and much more, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave owns a top collection. In order to bring the objects to life they are given extra company in the new presentation. This is how researchers are attachted to the exhibition and patients who underwent treatments with exhibited devices. Movies, audio clips, animations, digital magazines with extra information, games, replicas you can sit on: the visitor will be invited to be involved in the museums‘ story.

Photography: Mike Bink

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Client: Office Public Works
Designer: Pearse Museum
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Surface m2: 150
Realization: 11-12-2014
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

The Pearse Museum is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Pearse and his brother, William. Patrick Pearse was an educationalist and nationalist who was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising. The museum is situated in the suburb of Rathfarnham on the south side of Dublin, Ireland. It was formerly an Irish speaking school named St. Enda’s. After Pearse was executed for his part take in the 1916 rising, and due to decreasing numbers and increasing financial worries, the school closed in 1935. After Padraig Pearse’s sister died in 1968, St. Enda’s and its grounds were handed over to the state, and the school house is now a Museum devoted to the Pearse brothers.

Bruns was responsible for the engineering, manufacture, supply, delivery and installation of exhibition cases. The exhibition cases included various types and sizes including delivery, on site assembly, levelling and the production of detailed shop drawings for approval by the architect. The Pearse Museum is located in the grounds of St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham - Dublin.

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Client: A'DAM Lookout
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Realization: 25-08-2016
Disciplines: Mechatronics, Robotics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

According to many people, this is the coolest attraction of Amsterdam at the moment. The 'Over The Edge' swing is finally open! On no less than 100 meters this sensational swing is positioned on the roof of the A'DAM Tower. A swing for real daredevils so. Even though this swing found 100% safe, you still need a little guts and probably no vertigo.

'Over The Edge' is the highest swing in Europe. At 100 meters altitude you fly back and forth over the edge of the A'DAM Tower and you have an awesome view over Amsterdam.

Bruns is responsible for the realization of this exciting attraction. Visitors sit in the swing and be secured in a safety bracket. Everything is hydraulically activated, but you can also swing youself a little.

Photography: Martijn Kort, Dennis Bouman, Huub Zeeman en Cris Toala Olivares

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Client: Maritime Museum Rotterdam
Designer: Kossmann.dejong
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 800
Realization: 16-12-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon Nature

The Maritime Museum Rotterdam opens the Offshore Experience, a challenging search at sea for energy from oil, gas and wind. You can experience what it is like at sea and at a depth of three kilometres underwater, where you can see for yourselves how drillers, crane drivers, wind turbine specialists and helicopter pilots manage to do their spectacular jobs on the open sea. And you can help think about tomorrow’s energy sources. The exhibition is the first experience in the Netherlands about a sector in which the country is a big player - Holland’s modern-day maritime prowess.

In the Offshore Experience, young and adult visitors go on a challenging search at sea for energy. Wearing a safety vest and a helmet, you’ll think you’re on board an offshore construction in the middle of the sea. 

Photography: Marco de Swart

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Client: Nestec SA
Designer: Tinker Imagineers
Location: Vevey, Switzerland
Surface m2: 6626
Realization: 02-06-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Leisure

Nestlé opens its doors to the public. Visitors will receive an interactive and personal look behind the scenes. They will accompany the enterprise on a journey through the past, present and future. Nestlé displays its diversity across five different zones, with ‘care, enjoy, improve & share’ as the motif.

An eye-catching feature in Piazza, the central atrium, is a life-size tree composed of more than 1200 flowers handmade from various product packages (designed by Rina van der Weij). Fondations brings visitors back to when the company was established in the 19th century in an authentic, timed attraction. Zeitgeist is devoted to 150 years of history and links Nestlé’s products, images and stories to iconic moments in world history.

The present-day Forum uses interactive ways to make visitors conscious of world food issues and appeals to collective responsibility. Visions consists of a spectacular world under the glass roof and symbolises the future. Visitors experience the passion of scientists and their creative innovations through games and a VR experience. Children have their own discovery journey that leads them through nest.

Photography: Mike Bink

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Client: National Army Museum
Designer: Event Communications Ltd
Location: London, England
Surface m2: 2307
Realization: 28-03-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

Founded in 1960 by Royal Charter, the National Army Museum was established for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting objects and records relating to the history of the Land Forces of the Crown. Initially the museum was created to communicate the story of the British Amy from its establishment in 1640 to 1914 and later to cover post-1914 and modern day military operations.

In 2011 the National Army Museum launched a new strategic plan for renewing their museum with a mission to gather, maintain and make known the story of the British Army and its role and impact on world history. To provide a museum experience that meets the widest range of public need and connects the British public with its Army. The National Army Museum wants to be an audience-focus museum which concentrates on the importance of attracting, maintaining and diversifying the audience reached. 

Central to the new proposition is the development of a series of new and innovative permanent galleries. The National Army Museum moved from presenting a chronological approach to its story to a thematic one. With this brand new museum the National Army Museum’s ambition is to be as accessible as possible to all audiences.

Bruns was responsible for the all showcases in the five new galleries of the National Army Museum.

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Client: Heijmans
Designer: Kossmann.dejong
Location: Soesterberg, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 35000
Realization: 11-12-2014
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Technology

At the beginning of December 2014, King Willem-Alexander opened the National Military Museum (NMM) at the former air force base in Soesterberg. The merger of the Military Aviation Museum and the Delft Army Museum to form this new museum created 35,000 m² of exhibition space for an impressive overview of the past, present and future of the Dutch armed forces.

Together with exhibition architect, bureau Kossmann.dejong, Bruns was responsible for the total museum experience of this NMM. Kossmann.dejong was responsible for the concept and the design and Bruns was responsible for the realisation in the broadest sense of the word, from project management to implementation. The 13,500,000 euros spent on the project makes the National Military Museum one of the largest and most challenging projects in the more than 50 year existence of our company.

The two exhibition areas
The sober black building with all-round glass façades contrasts nicely with its natural surroundings. The old landing strip seems to run through the museum, where daylight is given free play on the ‘Arsenaal’ which is the outermost part of the exhibition. Here enthusiasts will feast their eyes on all the highlights of Dutch military history, from armour to modern fighter jets. The Arsenaal includes a second part of the museum called the Black Box. In contrast with the Arsenaal there is less daylight here and the exhibits are large. The Black Box is an intense experience: seven exciting theatrical environments which focus on different aspects of the military.

With a view to attracting the widest possible range of visitors the exhibition themes are dynamic and layered. Enthusiasts can still find extra information and detail, but that it is not essential in order to get a complete overview. For children there is Xplore, the NMM’s interactive exhibition. Xplore is the Bruns show-piece, where all our expertise comes together. Here children can make their own gunpowder, fly in a F16 simuator and even neutralise enemy tanks.

Photography: Anne Reitsma and Thijs Wolzak

Timelapse Nationaal Militair Museum - Xplore (Interactieve Zone)

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Client: Museum für Kommunication
Designer: Kossmann.dejong
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Surface m2: 2000
Realization: 18-06-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon LeisureIcon Technology

Communication connects people and brings people together. We convey our message, consciously or subconsciously, all the time. Communication is in other words a very interesting topic for a museum. The Museum of Communication in Bern always focused on the various aspects of communication. 

Due to the extremely fast developments of the digital era, the permanent exhibition had to be renewed. Kossmann.dejong created a design for the 2000 square metre exhibition area where the visitors can experience, test and explore the subject of “Communication” in innovative ways. Visitors explore the colourful world of communication with large-scale video projections, interactive games, and a large range of interesting facts.

For a virtual tour trough the museum click here.

Photography: Museum for Communication, photo Beat Schweizer

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Client: Museon
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Den Haag, the Netherlands
Surface m2: 600
Realization: 28-09-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

The Middle Ages are often referred to as a dark and gloomy era. Unfairly so. Therefore Museon believes it is time to take a new, refreshing look at this period. With this exhibition, Museon seeks to put the Middle Ages in a new perspective. Seven characters looking quite familiar, each with a contemporary look, invite you to experience what life looked like a 1000 years ago.

The Middle Ages were actually a time of great inventions and discoveries, with major impact on science, culture, Christian values, the administrative organisation and the boundaries of today’s Europe. And even though this period is far away behind us, its remains and inventions still matter to our daily existence. Think of castles, churches, monasteries and the cities that we can still visit today.

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Client: Museon
Designer: Designwolf
Location: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 650
Realization: 19-10-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

Living in space is a temporary exhibition that immerses visitors of all ages in the world of space travel and science. There is a world created where you as a visitor can discover which current techniques and themes play a role in realising the dream: to continue living outside the earth.

The Museon wants to stimulate young people’s interest in science and technology. The exhibition makes visitors think and inspire, because it shows everything about how humans can move to other planets. The public can do skills training, put acquired technical skills into practice and discover how people live, work and sleep in the spaceship.

Photography: Sarah Dona

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Client: Museon
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Den Haag, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 750
Realization: 24-10-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon NatureIcon ScienceIcon Technology

Museon renews with One Planet. The seventeen sustainability goals of the United Nations are chosen for the central storyline of this interactive exhibition. With this exhibition Museon focus on the International city of peace and justice, on issues that are important for a peaceful and save world. Visitors will be inspired to acquire knowledge and to form concrete ideas that can contribute in a better world. The motto is ‘Become a hero on your planet’.

The world population is growing, the technology is developing rapidly, we travel more often and are almost permanently online. Therefore we are increasingly interconnected. At the same time we realize more and more what our impact is on nature and our environment and that we need our natural environment. The United Nations will address the major global challenges with sustainable solutions. They have been formulated for this seventeen sustainable development goals, they want to achieve before 2030.

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Client: Marcel Wanders studio
Designer: Marcel Wanders studio
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Realization: 15-01-2014
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon Art

Marcel Wanders, famous Dutch interior design architect and designer, will have the woman statue ‘Quasar Head’ exclusively designed for Quasar Istanbul - one face representing Asia and the other representing Europe- meet art lovers in Europe before Turkey. The statue will be displayed at Stedelijk which is one of the most prestigious museums in the world for 4 months; will tell about Istanbul to millions of distinguished visitors bulk of which is composed of architects, designers and artists.

The world famous Dutch interior designer Marcel Wanders designed a woman statue ‘Quasar Head’ as tall as 5 meters - one face representing Asia, and the other representing Europe-, for the mixed-use project Quasar Istanbul which is supposed to become the new meeting point for culture, arts and fashion in Mecidiyeköy, at the heart of Istanbul, and it will be presented to the evaluations by European arts circles, first.

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Client: Maison Cailler La Chocolaterie Suisse
Designer: Tinker Imagineers
Location: Broc, Swiss
Surface m2: 700
Realization: 15-03-2015
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Leisure

A visit to a chocolate factory is a dream for every chocolate lover. In the Swiss Broc, this dream can become real at Maison Cailler, the oldest chocolate producer in Switzerland. Together with Tinker, Bruns realised a renovated brand experience. Tinkers goal was to improve the brand experience, both in the realisation and on the content level. 

Anyone who, upon entering, glimpse into the hall of Maison Cailler, cannot doubts about the place where he or she has fallen. Chocolate as far as the eye! In the chocolate factory of Maison Cailler all senses are immersed in the wonderful world of chocolate. Eyes discover the mysterious Aztec cocoa ceremonies, ears hear an interesting story about the creation to the brand, hands feel the roasted cocoa beans and noses follows a continuous smell of fresh chocolate. This all happens during the journey from cocoa plantation to chocolate tasting. Real chocolate professionals tell about their work: the farmer, the driver, the buyer, the product developer. Life-size animations an unique glimpses of the factory bring science and the magic of chocolate-making even closer.

Finally, it’s the flavor’s turn, because what would a chocolate factory be without a real tasting room, where everyone can enjoy the beauty of Maison Cailler.

Photography: Mike Bink

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Client: Liaoning Science and Technology Museum
Designer: Archimedes Exhibitions GmBH
Location: Shenyang, China
Surface m2: 2500
Realization: 13-11-2015
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

End of 2015, we delivered our first science project in China. With a design of Archimedes Exhibitions GmbH, we have developed, produced and installed about 30 interactive exhibits for Liaoning Science and Technology Museum in Shenyang, China. The exhibition gallery 'exploration and discovery' is divided into six zones, each with its own theme/topic.

Liaoning Science and Technology Museum, an impressive large science museum with an unprecedented number of exhibits, is specially designed for the Chinese children and teenagers. The exhibits developed by us are characterized by the extreme technical complexity and large scale of the exhibits. The exhibits are arranged in zones with the themes as 'Colorful Body World', gravitym motion, electricity, magnetism', Math Magic and 'Exquisite Microscopic World'.

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Client: Kubik bv
Designer: LEGO® House
Location: Billund, Denmark
Surface m2: 12000
Realization: 28-09-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon Leisure

With the opening of LEGO® House in Billund, Denmark a unique 12,000 square meter creative universe was revealed for LEGO fans all over the world. The LEGO® House, designed by the architectural firm BIG (Bjarke Ingelse Group), is made of 21 huge white bricks stacked onto each other. The heart of the LEGO® House are the experience zones: four fully interactive play areas, a gallery with LEGO creations and a large exhibition about the history of LEGO. It has taken four years to build the most unique LEGO experience in the world, located around the corner from where the iconic LEGO brick was invented. True to the “learning through play” philosophy of LEGO, all elements of LEGO® House are a celebration of creativity and emphasize the endless possibilities of the brick.

In order to produce all interactive experiences and interior objects, LEGO selected Kubik as main contractor responsible for design development and overall project management. For this prestigious project, Kubik teamed-up with three Dutch companies: Bruns, Mansveld and Kiss the Frog.

Based on the designs from LEGO, these four experts presented to LEGO a holistic, turnkey approach to develop and deliver the Experience Zones and Galleries in the most efficient way. In close co-operation with the LEGO Experience Designers, extensive sessions were organized to fine-tune the designs, select samples, develop proto-types and organize testing sessions.

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Client: TÜBITAK
Designer: Liberty Science Center
Location: Konya, Turkey
Surface m2: 2500
Realization: 25-08-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Mechatronics, Robotics, Audio-visual and multimedia
Work fields: Science centre
Themes: Icon ScienceIcon Technology

Konya Science Center is the first truly large interactive science center in Turkey dedicated to informal learning about science and technology. TÜBITAK, as client, is responsible for the exhibition support and funding of this project. They expect that this science center will attract 1.7 million visitors per year, which makes it a promising attraction for Konya and Turkey.

New Horizons
The gallery ‘New Horizons’ offers a diverse overview of technologies with a focus on the topics: robots, materials and information technology. Exhibits are clustered in different zones that submerge visitors gradually into future scenarios while walking through this exhibition. There is a zone which is refreshing by connecting the Science Center with the outside world. A ‘Robot arena’ that has potential to become iconic as well when demonstrations are frequently given by staff. Another iconic exhibit in this gallery are the Humanoid Robots’. The robots on display give a futuristic perspective.

Our Universe
The gallery ‘Our Universe’ offers an experience in which visitors learn more about our Universe. Exhibits are clustered in two zones that guide visitors from a basic understanding of the universe to more practical and futuristic applications of space travel. There are exhibits that contain a good mix of scientific phenomena and current practical applications (such as satellites) in space. Besides there are exhibits that feel more futuristic, hands on, and provide visitors with immersive experiences to gain a better understanding of space travel.

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Client: War Heritage Institute
Designer: War Heritage Institute
Location: Brussel, Belgium
Surface m2: 1400
Realization: 01-09-2018
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

Belgium has undergone profound changes, such as the rest of the world during the first World War. Society is struggling with disruption and at the same time reviving. The War Heritage Insitute shows, with the temporary exhibition ‘De Groote oorlog voorbij: 1918-1928’, the big themes such as: the final offensive, the liberation, the period shortly after the war, the geopolitical revolutions, the economic reconstruction, the mourning process and the memories, the socio-political and the socio-cultural changes.

The exhibition includes exceptional pieces from the extensive WHI-collection, from national and international museums. The testimonials and decors from ‘Les Années folles’ and the interactive tools brings an atmospheric surprise and emotional feeling in the exhibition.

Photography: Jarusalem Pierard

 

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Client: Durham Cathedral, Open Treasure
Designer: Studio MB
Location: Durham, England
Surface m2: 750
Realization: 27-06-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

Open Treasure is a new world-class exhibition experience now open at the heart of Durham Cathedral. Open Treasure gives visitors access to previously hidden spaces within the Cathedral’s magnificent Claustral buildings, showcasing the Cathedral’s collections so that they can be discovered and enjoyed by many more people of all ages.

The exhibition displayed in an unbroken timeline from the 9th century to the present. 

A collections gallery, hermetically sealed with airlock doors, provides carefully controlled environmental conditions for fragile items in their glass display cabinets – including fish bones found embedded in the floor of the great kitchen and unexpectedly worldly betting slips found in the monks’ quarters.

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Client: Philips Museum
Designer: NorthernLight
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 150
Realization: 09-05-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon LeisureIcon Technology

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Philips, Bruns produced the ‘Innovation and you’ experience for the Philips Museum. It provides visitors of any age a spectacular view into the future and shows the importance of modern technology. The new exhibition in the Philips Museum shows how innovations in health and lighting contribute to the improvement of lives of billions of people worldwide.

The highlight of the exhibition are five big interactive projections that respond to individual visitors and let them experience how modern technology has been changing our lives. The projections show five big innovations: big data, sensing, imaging, personalization and connecting.

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Client: Museon
Designer: Museon
Location: Travelling Exhibition
Surface m2: 750
Realization: 01-09-2011
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Technology

In the exhibition High Tech Romans, visitors can experience fascinating Roman technologies at first hand. They’ll see how inventive the Romans were and get inspired. This stylish exhibition features 33 interactive exhibits plus 17 showcases to be filled with archaeological finds from the northern part of the Roman Empire.

Text message Roman style, build a Roman city, row in a Roman boat, go on warpath as a soldier: everything is possible in the exciting exhibition High Tech Romans. The interactive exhibits that explain several Roman techniques that are still in use today, can be accompanies by displays with authentic artefacts of these techniques. Visitors will be surprised to discover the innovative character of the Romans.

High Tech Romans covers nine themes: Architecture and Arts & Crafts where visitors become acquainted with Roman construction, design and creativity. Theme Travelling tells how the Romans moved around quickly, while Military shows how they effectively used technology, logistics and tactics to conquer new territories. In Communication and Computing visitors can experience how the Romans signaled messages from one tower to another and how they were able to accurately solve complicated number work. Wealthy Romans used a lot of ways to make their lives more comfortable, as you can see in Luxury. Theme Water explains how water was transported from natural springs to distribution points on the edges of Roman towns and Machines demonstrates how mechanical equipment was used to increase the efficiency of human muscle power.

Photography: Bart Nijs and Thijn van de Ven

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Client: Museum Elisabeth Weeshuis
Designer: Rietbroek Oudijn Designers
Location: Culemborg, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 0
Realization: 16-04-2014
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

The first purpose-built orphanage in the Netherlands (1560) is a unique monument in the historic centre of Culemborg. The girls’ wing is being used as a museum. As you walk across the centuries-old floors and past the cots you feel you are going back in time. The museum uses imagery, sound and authentic objects to describe the four centuries long history of being Elisabeth Weeshuis. The museum also focuses on the orphans of today.

A visit to the Elisabeth Weeshuis Museum is a unique experience for children and adults alike. Visitors can experience how orphans used to live and play and they can also listen to the memories of the orphans who were raised here.

The town’s history comes to life in the spinning room. This is also where you can view a portrait of the woman who founded the orphanage, namely Elisabeth, Lady of Culemborg. The amount of money which she bequeathed was so vast that this orphanage was not only the first to be purpose-built in the Netherlands, but also the largest and most expensive.

Photography: Huub van Beurde

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Client: European Parliament
Designer: Kossmann.Dejong
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Surface m2: 500
Realization: 03-05-2017
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

The new House of European History hosts its first temporary exhibition entitled Interactions: centuries of commerce, combat and creation. The Dutch exhibition design studio Kossmann.dejong and construction company Bruns were appointed to design and create this exhibition together with Kiss the Frog (interaction design) and Shosho (audiovisual design). In a multimedia journey through narrative, themed spaces visitors are invited to learn more about the age-old history of European connections and, at the same time, new interactions between visitors are stimulated.

The House of European History is situated in the historic Eastman building from 1935, which was renovated and extended by Chaix & Morel et Associés and JSWD Architekten. The temporary exhibition 'Interactions: centuries of commerce, combat and creation' is intended, among other things, to let visitors know more about the history of European solidarity. It also aims to stimulate new connections between visitors.

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Client: Museum and Heritage Antwerp
Designer: Kinkorn
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Surface m2: 0
Realization: 15-09-2014
Disciplines: Showcases, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

Exhibition Sacred Places, Sacred Books
Sacred Places, Sacred Books is a dual exhibition on the three monotheistic global religions. Visitors to the MAS can find out about the tradition of the pilgrimage. In the Nottebohm room of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you can examine special copies of the holy books. The two exhibitions show what the holy books and places mean to past and present believers.

Here the focus is on the significance of the holy books of Jews, Christians and Muslims. Why are they so crucial to believers? You are given a unique insight into the content, form, use and study of the Tanakh, the Bible and the Koran. Find out how an eternal, divine revelation has been interpreted in different ways by people over time.

Photography: Mike Bink en Ans Brys

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Client: The Noordbrabants Museum
Designer: OPERA Amsterdam
Location: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 850
Realization: 29-01-2014
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon ArtIcon History

The Story of Brabant links the past, present and future and makes The Noordbrabants Museum the only place in the Netherlands where visitors can learn about key moments of the history of Brabant on such a scale. There is something to see, hear and do for young and old alike, whether residents of Brabant or not.

The Story of Brabant is made up of six times zones and also two pavilions which focus on the life and work of the two master painters with Brabant origins, namely Jheronimus Bosch and Vincent van Gogh.

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Client: Agency Botanical Garden Meise
Designer: -
Location: Meise, Belgium
Realization: 03-05-2019
Disciplines: Interior
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon NatureIcon Science

In the WOODlab visitors can get, in a contemporary and interactive way,  acquainted with all aspects of wood. This ranges from sustainable building material that helps stabilize the climate to microscopic secrets that explain the properties of wood.
By visting the WOODlab, Botanical Garden Meise wants to fascinate people for the great ‘invention’ of nature that wood is. Wood is the most common product of living nature. It lives, it grows, it breathes, it adapts and it dies.

Bruns has created in the WOODlab about 4 interactive modules. Module 1 is an exhibit, mounted at the table, where four graphic panels shows the annual rings of a tree. Module 2 is an exhibit in which one learn more about the appearance of the different types of wood. Module 3 is an exhibit based on a electro game, in which the visitor must link different types of wood with the correct application. Module 4 is an exhibit with which the amount of moisture in wood can be demonstrated.

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Client: City Brugge
Designer: noAarchitecten, Madoc
Location: Brugge, Belgium
Surface m2: 2200
Realization: 23-05-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Showcases, Museum lighting
Work fields: Museum
Themes: Icon History

After a closure of almost five years, the doors of the Bruges Gruuthuse Palace have been reopened for the general public. In a new museum concept, the 600 collection items shine in different halls. The visitor travels under the motto ‘Plus est en vous’ by Lodewijk van Gruuthuse, diplomat and founder of the city palace, through three crucial periods of the rich Bruges history. 
Not only the collection tells the visitor about the history, also the architecture of the palace is very impressive. The combination of highly decorated and sober halls, large and small rooms and the many (spiral) staircases make the museum trail an exciting exploration. As a visitor you walk in the footsteps of the many previous residents and users of the historic building, which stimulates you imagination and gives you direct access to the past.

Bruns has realized, in cooperation with noAarchitecten and Modac, the exhibition furniture for the renewed Gruuthusemuseum, the welcome pavilion and the educative rooms. There is created a total experience of all the museum spaces. All the rooms tells the story, as it were. The hanging and display of collection items happens in that context too. It are rooms where people like to stay and want to look around. 

Photography: Mathias Desmet, Sarah Bouwens, Dominique Provost and Inge Kinnet

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Client: FIFA AG
Designer: TRIAD Berlin
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Surface m2: 500
Realization: 28-02-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Brand experience centre
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon LeisureIcon Technology

FIFA opens 'The FIFA World Football Museum'. The museum preserves and showcases some of the most exciting artefacts in world football’s rich heritage, making it a must-see for any fans of the game. It celebrates the rich heritage of football and the game’s unique ability to connect and inspire people around the world.

The 1st floor of the museum is named ‘Fields of Play’ which illustrates the influence of the game on people, arts and culture and reveals how it both inspires and entertains. One of the highlights of this floor will be the Game corner and the newly created giant Pinball machine developed, produced and installed by Bruns.

With exceptional exhibits from around the world, the museum will use an interactive and multimedia-based approach to show how the ball game has always inspired people across all continents. Discover the origins of FIFA and international football. Relive you favorite World Cups and all the emotion that came with them. Enjoy a multimedia journey through football’s greatest moments.

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Client: Municipality of Lindewaard
Designer: Tinker Imagineers
Location: Doornenburg, The Netherlands
Surface m2: 1000
Realization: 28-04-2016
Disciplines: Interior, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon HistoryIcon Nature

Fort Pannerden is hidden under a rood of earth, spread over 5 floors and is situated on a prominent point in the Gelderland river landscape. The fort was built between 1869 and 1871 to monitor the junction of the Rijn and Waal and to slow the advance of the enemy. Therefore, the fort is also known as the tap of the New Dutch Water Line!

Water, fire, earth and air. The four elements play a crucial role in the perception of Fort Pannerden. Defying ‘the elements’ has become the starting point of the fort experience as the fort itself has been fighting for 150 years against these elements. Choose one the interactive programs and set out to discover where you find a wealth of exciting stories!

A real-life game in the dark corridors of the Fort. With a chest full of puzzling tools you plunge into an unknown world. Soon you discover that a mysterious problem threatens our country. With the story of people who have left their footprints in and around the fort, the fort comes to life. Wander around with your audio guide and meet the architect, an old soldier of the ranger. By listening you conquer the elements and contain a wealth of hidden stories.

Photography: Duncan de Fey

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Client: European Parliament
Designer: Atelier Brückner GmbH
Location: Different locations
Realization: 22-03-2019
Disciplines: Interior, Audio-visual and multimedia, Graphics
Work fields: Visitor and Information centre
Themes: Icon History

The Europe Experiences are established on the initiative of the European Parliament in cooperation with the European Commission. The purpose of the exhibition is to provide more insight into the people, history and politics of the European Union in a surprising and fascinating way. The visitor receives answers to questions in various ways. There are questions like: What is European policy? How works the European Parliament and how do they deal with 28 countries and 24 languages. The exhibition is designed in 24 languages, so that every European can experience the exhibition in its own language.

Bruns has developed, in cooperation with Atelier Brückner, the exhibition in various places. The exhibition consist of a lot of interactive elements. For example, take a seat in 360-degree cinema and experience a plenary session of the European Parliament. Or take part in a simulation game where you directly crawl into the role of a Member of the European Parliament or Commissioner of the European Union. The interaction and personal approach make it possible to explain the European Union in an interesting and accessible way.

Photography: Michael Jungblutv and René Walkenhorst

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