A Possible Architecture
I am interested in a possible architecture. In my work I start with form or material that often comes from outside of it. In the conviction that things can always be re-examined and reinterpreted, they can also be seen as architecture. The way someone can see a butterfly or a lake in the ink blots of a Rorschach test. I want to look freely - more or less without a plan - at material gestures and found forms and let them perform as architecture. In this way, architecture emerges by imagining a next step to the previous steps that have been taken. I want the work to remain interpretable exactly the way it originated.
Anne Holtrop (born 1977, The Netherlands) graduated cum laude in architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam in 2005 and is currently based in Amsterdam and Bahrain. His work ranges from models to temporary spaces and buildings. This year the first two major buildings: the Museum Fort Vechten and the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, will open. He is course director of the master Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, and was editor of OASE, an architectural journal for architecture from 2005 till 2013. For his practice he has has been awarded several grants from the Mondrian Fund, as well as receiving the Charlotte Köhler Prize for Architecture from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation.
2014 First Prize National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain 2012 Basic Stipend Mondrian Fund, 2011 First Prize National Museum for the New Dutch Waterline, 2008 Charlotte Köhler Prize for Architecture, 2007 and 2005 Starter Stipend Mondrian Fund
Arjen Aarnoudse, Francesco Apostoli, Gabriel Cuéllar, Samuel Jaubert De Beaujeu, Beatrice Carolina Gambato, Marco Ghezzi, Ester Ghislieri, Silvia Groaz, Sophia Holst, Sebastian Hürny, Tena Lazarevic, François Le Coadic, Dora Loncaric, Sander Manse, Aurelia Mügler, Akira Negishi, Shumpei Nitatori, Ryuta Sakaki, Remco Siebring, Alvise Stramare, Haruka Uemura, Christian Vennerstrøm, Esther Vonwil, Stijn de Weerd, Roderik van der Weijden