In the spring of this year, the Hoge Veluwe National
Park put out an open call for the design of a new visitors’ centre. Out of
eighty entries, seven offices were selected to present their vision of the new
building (information desk, Park shop, restaurant, reception areas and toilets).
The final selection comprises the combination of Monadnock and De Zwarte Hond.According to the National Park, the vision of Monadnock and De Zwarte Hond contains a good balance between an attractive new building and an unassuming appearance, which dovetails with the landscape of the Park’s central area – designed by H+N+S Landscape Architects. The idea to situate the building in an open space along the edge of the forest is consistent with this.
An important consideration in the final selection was the uncomplicated basic form of the proposal, combined with an extraordinary interior. The vision regarding the building’s spatial section, and its sustainability, were both deemed excellent by the National Park. The Hoge Veluwe National Park describes its selection of Monadnock and De Zwarte Hond as a combination of experienced and talented architects, in keeping with the rich architectural tradition of the National Park. With great pleasure, we eagerly anticipate the continuation of this collaboration with the National Park in the forthcoming design process. The construction process is set to start in 2014, on the condition of funding.
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2012 december 18th & 19th, interim guest critic at the ETH Zurich, invited by the chair Märkli / Peter,"Das Hotel und die Stadt".
For more information, please visit: http://www.maerkli-peter.arch.ethz.ch/
Monadnock was invited by Yi-der Chou, Radim Louda and Philippe Nathan on behalf of Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie, Luxembourg to contribute to the publication of Post-City, a part of the Luxembourg contribution to the Venice bienniale 2012
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Tracy Metz, Hans Ruijssenaars and Job Floris in conversation about the work of Louis Kahn in the NAI, as part of the opening ceremony on September 7th of the big Kahn retrospective: Louis Kahn - The Power of Architecture.
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Detail of the brick fireplace of the Smits-house
MONADNOCK among finalists for Europan location in Vienna. The results for this location are to be seen in the publication EUROPAN 11 / eUropean Urbanity / Results from Austria, Hungary and Kososvo.
On behalf of Professor Andreas Garkisch BDA DASL, Job Floris has been invited to an afternoon symposium on the TU Darmstad / Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Siedlungsentwicklung.
On may 17th the third edition of Festival aan de Werf was opened. MONADNOCK was invited to design an installation on the Neude square in Utrecht. The Modelcity challenges contemporary urban conditions of densification, by introducing a new piece of urban fabric that occupies the existing public square.
The beach-pavilion, designed for the manifestation 'Rotterdam City of Architecture 2007', has been rebuild at the 'Floriade 2012 - World Horticultural Expo' in Venlo, which was opened on the 4th of april.
The april-issue of the Swiss Magazine Hochparterre publishes an elaborate report of the symposium in Munich 'Was geht und wo?'
For more information, please visit: www.hochparterre.ch/link/