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.

Bruns was completely responsible for the technical design, engineering and realization of the SuperSint exhibition. A richly covered exhibition with different elements.

The parcel machine is a big part. This picks up packages which travel a 60-meter path through the foyer and end up in a decorated chimney. Another special element is the boat in the middle of the foyer. This is a boat construction of 6-meter long with a steamboat bow with a chimney on one side and a bow sailing ship with mast and slide on the other side. Besides the parcel machine and the boat, there are climbing blocks in the form of roofs with windows and scent units. Furthermore there is an horse stable with 2 decorative horses, food and an exhibit that indicates which horse can eat what.

Beyond the foyer is a memory game consist of a wall with 12 compartments, each with an object. The correctly selected boxes remain illuminated. Opposite this game there is a game wall with a motorial game and a graphic representation of a bench with characters from the story.
There are also three open books,1.8 meters high and one big Sinterklaas book, 2.3 meters high. Besides these open books, there is a special book in a T-shape that is provided with various display cases in the entire thickness of the book.

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

Photography: Petra Lenssen

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