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COMPLETE MAKEOVER FOR OBSERVATORY SONNENBORGH UTRECHT

Observatory Sonnenborgh in Utrecht had its re-opening on September 30th. We are more than proud that our concept and design came to such a stunning result. In a completely refurnished museum and observatory we bring closer the universe, the sun and the climate. Visitors get to work as if they are scientists. The tablet is their notebook, guides them around, asks questions and summons to undertake experiments. The intense collaboration with the employees of Sonnenborgh, Yipp (location based tablet experience) and Johannes Verwoerd (animation and typography) we made the building and science come alive.

‘Bringing far away closer by’ can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Saturday

 
 
DOORNBURGH ESTATE FOR ART AND SCIENCE: OPEN!

Maya Meijer opened The Doornburgh Estate once again to the public. Despite the rainy day it was a beautiful and crowded opening. Commissioned by MeyerBergman Erfgoed Groep and in cooperation with Ernst Veen we developed an exciting new initiative: Doornburgh Estate as a meeting place for art and science. Where imagination is central. In the coming years the estate will further develop with various socially urgent themes such as Endless Life and New People. Currently on display the exhibition Cathedral of the Russian-Dutch artist Masha Trebukova and a profound video work by the Greek Janis Rafa. Until the end of 2018 access to the estate, including the priory, is free and visitors can sample the menu of the new restaurant De Zusters, at a reduced price. Doornburgh Estate is opened from Fridays to Sundays.

Watch the interview with Maya Meyer here (Dutch).

Copyright: NinaNikki Fotografie

 
 
FLEVOWAND: LONGEST SHOWCASE OF THE NETHERLANDS | BATAVIALAND

A 60 meter long embroidery, which took 25 women 14 years of uninterrupted work: the Flevowand. It depicts the history of Flevoland, from the ice ages until now. XPEX was responsible for the exhibition design, which includes the longest showcase of the Netherlands! The realization was carried out together with Heijmerink Wagemakers (development and construction of showcase), Raar Ontwerp (sound and multimedia) and Kick Stockvis (films).

 
 
BLOCKBUSTER ESCHER’S JOURNEY, MUSEUM OF FRIESLAND

Incredible success for Escher’s Journey in Leeuwarden: More than 250.000 visitors! We are extremely proud of this exhibition, for which we developed the concept, design and realization. Read more

 
 
MASTERPLAN HERITAGE PARK BATAVIALAND

After the merger of the Bataviawerf (shipyard), the Nieuwland Erfgoedcentrum and the department of underwater archeology of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, XPEX made a vision document for the newly formed Batavialand. This year XPEX developed a Masterplan and first sketches for the newly to develop heritage park. The functions, themes and visitor journey of the park were visualized in an attractive spatial planning for a large audience. We worked together with Shift architecture urbanism.

 
 
PRIZES & AWARDS

The Canon of Dutch History in the Open Air Museum in Arnhem won the Museum + Heritage Award 2018 in the category International. XPEX performed the creative leadership of the development of the exhibition. Furthermore the Canon also received the Silver European Design Award in the category ‘Exhibition design’.

Museum Boerhaave won bronze at the International Design Awards, in the category Pavilions and Exhibitions, for the result of the cooperation of Studio Louter and Opera Amsterdam, under art direction of XPEX. We congratulate Museum Boerhaave, Studio Louter and Shosho with the golden prize for the interactive projection ‘Vesalius dissects your arm’.

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