Nadeche Altena, third-year student Crossmedia Design, designed and made the monument prize 2021 of Enschede. Nadeche’s artwork is a ceramic solar clock consisting of a model of a city, a landscape of buildings and a space. A stick in the image is aimed at the (winning) monument. The object refers to the course of time, but at the same time also to the role of monuments in the city and in the lives of people.
Hospitality of monuments
The theme this years Enschede monument prize was ‘Disse daagn steet de dure altied lös (These days the door is always open)’. This year the jury looked in particular at what happens behind the front door. The winner was a striking mansion at Molenstraat 30, belonging to a row of four municipal monuments from 1905. In this building, Ixta Noa runs a walk-in house for mentally vulnerable people. The jury nominated four monuments. According to the jury, hospitality was ‘highly visible, always unique and in its own way‘ for all nominees. Ixta Noa took the cake in the eyes of the jury. ‘They offer a walk-in house for everyone who struggles in life and do so in a beautiful building, in which as much as possible of the original furnishings is carefully preserved.‘