National Army Museum

London, United Kingdom
<p>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. A major restructure of the building and overhaul of museum displays creates a more welcoming and engaging physical experience supported by a fresh approach to public programming. 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. The audience will be encouraged to explore the story of the British Army through the following galleries: Soldier, Battle, Army, Society and Insight. With this brand new museum the National Army Museum&rsquo;s ambition is to be as accessible as possible to all audiences.</p> <p>Bruns was responsible for the all showcases in the five new galleries of the National Army Museum. Our scope of work consisted of calculations covering volume of cases, review of temperature and RH levels in the building and specification of suitable sizes etc. of granular environmental buffer or environmental control unit to meet the specifications. The construction design of all the showcases, including all showcase lighting and detailed proposal for mounting graphics. Technical advice on construction materials. Testing all selected materials by the British Museum (BM) tests. Air exchange rates that were tested and/or certified for compliance by the Building Service Research Information Association (BSRIA) using air pressurization and tracer gas concentration decay test before showcases could be accepted for practical completion. Production of prototype showcases including lighting and internal display systems and structures. The provision of detailed shop drawings and specifications for approval prior to construction. Safe transport of all showcases to final installation on location and staff training with the provision of operations and maintenance manuals.</p> <p>Together with the National Army Museum exhibitions team, Bruns worked in close cooperation with: exhibition project manager: Focus, exhibition designer: Event Communications, exhibition builder (fit-out): The HUB, light designer: David Hurst and project architect: BDP</p>

Offshore experience

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
<p>In the &lsquo;Offshore Experience&rsquo; you will go on a challenging search 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 offshore employees manage to do their spectacular jobs on the open sea. The wind at sea is always hard and waves are high. Do you dare?</p> <p>The 17th of December, the Maritime Museum Rotterdam is opening 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&rsquo;s energy sources. The exhibition is the first experience in the Netherlands about a sector in which the country is a big player - Holland&rsquo;s modern-day maritime prowess.</p> <p>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&rsquo;ll think you&rsquo;re on board an offshore construction in the middle of the sea. A 360&deg; film projection stimulates the senses. Ships come and go and helicopters land. Models of the newest and most advanced offshore ships, built specifically for the exhibition, demonstrate their capabilities. Offshore employees offer a glimpse into their lives at sea and there are simulations so that you can experience for themselves how drillers, crane drivers, wind turbine specialists and helicopter pilots manage to do their spectacular jobs on the open sea, in a constant battle with the elements. A lift takes you down to a mysterious undersea world, from just below the surface to a depth of 3 km. The adventure ends in the future. Vote for the best sustainable idea for producing energy at sea. Will it have been suggested by a professional offshore engineer or by an eight-year-old primary school pupil?</p> <p>Photography: Marco de Swart</p> <div class="videoWrapper"><!-- Copy & Pasted from YouTube --></div>

Konya Science and Technology Center

Konya, Turkey
<p>Konya Science Center is the first truly large interactive science center in Turkey dedicated to informal learning about science and technology. T&Uuml;BITAK, 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.</p> <p><strong>New Horizons</strong><br /> The gallery &lsquo;New Horizons&rsquo; 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 &lsquo;Robot arena&rsquo; 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&rsquo;. The robots on display give a futuristic perspective.</p> <p><strong>Our Universe</strong> <br />The gallery &lsquo;Our Universe&rsquo; 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.</p>

Teseum

Tongeren, Belgium
<p>The doors of the museum site of the basilica are open for general public since Saturday, June 4th, 2016. Since Bruns has been working there for the last months, the church treasures are now revealed in all their splendor.</p> <p>The collection of the Teseum counts 259 special collection items. How they came in Tongeren? Who took care of it? What do they mean? You can get the answers to these questions via a multimedia guide. Children and young people are introduced to the church treasures, albeit on a cool and contemporary manner.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>In a sublime historical context &ndash; the chapter house, Romanesque tower, convent, cloister and monastery gardens &ndash; 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.</p> <p>The modern scenography, by designers Bailleul and Michel Janssen, takes you to a unique museum experience through the ancient church treasure. At the heart of the museum you can find historical treasure. A toning&rsquo;s form in 1516 (compared to a current flyer) &ndash; today preserved at The British Library &ndash; shows the church treasure in 1516 as then publicly shown to the faithful. Unique to this fact that 90% of the objects are shown on the form sill, 500 years later, is in the possession of Tongeren.</p> <p>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.</p>

Nest

Vevey, Switzerland
<p>Nestl&eacute; opens its doors to the public. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the world&rsquo;s largest food company, Utrecht experience design bureau Tinker imagineers has designed the family experience nest in Switzerland. An open house with a floor area of 6,626 m2, located on the banks of Lake Geneva in the place where Henri Nestl&eacute; established his first factory in 1866.</p> <p>More than one hundred Dutch designers, engineers and builders worked together on the scenography for nest. Tinker involved many other creative companies in the &euro; 45 million project, including Bruns (development, engineering, production, realisation and installation) and Mansveld (AV and lighting technics). nest opens officially on 2 June and will be open to visitors from 15 June.</p> <p><strong>Experience design</strong> <br />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. Nestl&eacute; displays its diversity across five different zones, with &lsquo;care, enjoy, improve &amp; share&rsquo; as the motif. <br /><br />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 Nestl&eacute;&rsquo;s products, images and stories to iconic moments in world history. <br /><br />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.</p> <p>Fotography: Mike Bink</p>

Europe Experience Berlin

Berlin, Germany
<p>Let&rsquo;s discover Europe in Berlin: From 12 May onwards, the European House will be inviting people to learn more about the European Union. The permanent exhibition EUROPA EXPERIENCE, offers surprisingly direct and fascinating insights into the people, history and politics of the European Union. In the middle of the government quarter, near the Brandenburg Gate, the largeformat, blue and yellow letters &ldquo;EU&rdquo; / &ldquo;EUROPA&rdquo; draw attention to the new venue. It is situated on the ground floor over an area of 450 square metres. Round media tables and a 360-degree cinema are the characterising elements of the inviting design. Information on the European Parliament and the European Commission is presented vividly and transparently, informatively and as an experience &ndash; and all this is done in 24 different languages, the official languages of the EU.</p> <p>In the 360-degree cinema, exhibition visitors can eventually gain an immersive form of access to the politics of the European Parliament. The film room with its 33 seats takes them right into the middle of the European Parliament, enabling them to virtually sit in the plenum and submerge themselves in the political goings-on. Two speakers provide guidance through the 15-minute film, which is a collage of documentary material, filmed in the plenary assembly rooms of Strasbourg and Brussels. Here, the process of legislation is made comprehensible in a highly compact and descriptive form.</p> <p>The exhibition enables an emotional and simultaneously intensive insight into the politics of the EU. The visitor obtains answers in a variety of different ways to questions such as: What is European policy? How is it made in 28 countries and 24 languages? And how does our EU Parliament work? Interaction and a personal approach enable an emotional access to the idea of the European Union &ndash; and, suddenly, the united Europe comes very close to us.</p> <p>Photography: Michael Jungblutv</p> <div class="videoWrapper"><!-- Copy & Pasted from YouTube --></div>

Stowe House

Buckingham, England
<p>Stowe House in Buckinghamshire is one of England&rsquo;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, including Sir John Soane and Lancelot &lsquo;Capability&rsquo; Brown. 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.</p> <p>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&rsquo;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.</p>