The Historical Museum of The Hague set out to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Allied Forces in 1945. We were invited to develop a design for the graphic layer as well as a 3D design for the exhibition which was to showcase a large number of objects, videos and audio fragments related to World War 2 and the liberation.
Together with DaF-architects we came up with an exhibition module that would give us the flexibility that was needed to present these various elements. As it meanders through the exhibitions rooms its bulky appearance resonates the defensive Atlantic Wall which was built along the coast, and for which large parts of The Hague were sacrificed.
Adding to the drama are the large paper banners and the window shades we designed which refer to the graphic language of Nazi Germany. Furthermore a recurring system of colour coding throughout the exhibition was installed to create a much-needed hierarchy when navigating the different rooms.