MONADNOCK Landmark Nieuw Bergen

Landmark Nieuw Bergen
Job Floris and Sandor Naus

Monadnock is a Rotterdam-based practice producing architecture. Monadnock designs,
researches, writes and produces discourse in the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior and staging – shifting in scale between the space of the city and the street to the scale of the interior.
Monadnock creates contemporary buildings that embed architecture in the cultural production of their generation as a whole. By examining key themes such as the contemporary and tradition, convention and banality, constructive logic and illusionary representation, Monadnock aims for an architecture that combines beauty, efficiency and the transfer of architectural knowledge.
Monadnock was found in 2006 by Job Floris and Sandor Naus. Both are trained as interior– and furniture designer during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost in Breda (NL) and subsequently graduated from the Academy for Architecture and Urbanism in Rotterdam and in Tilburg.
Monadnock received international attention for realizing characteristic tailor-made buildings. These include a beach pavilion on the River Maas, a huge temporary installation in public space named ‚Make No Little Plans‘. Their Landmark – or viewing tower – for the municipality of Nieuw Bergen (NL) was shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017. Most recent the ‘Atlas house’ in Eindhoven, was awarded with the Brick-award 2018.
Currently, Monadnock is involved in projects on several scales, extending from housing projects, masterplanning, to the design of a new visitors’ centre for National Park Hoge Veluwe (NL) to be opened in spring 2019.