STUDIO ANNE HOLTROP

46 Wali Alahd Avenue, Muharraq 205, Kingdom of Bahrain
Nieuwpoortkade 2A, 1055 RX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

studio@anneholtrop.nl


In my work I start with forms or material gestures that often come from outside the realm of architecture, in the conviction that things can always be re-examined and reinterpreted, and could in turn also be seen as architecture. The way someone can see a butterfly or a lake in the ink blots of a Rorschach test. I try to look freely at material gestures and 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, in an attempt to let the work remain interpretable, in much the same way it originated.

Anne Holtrop (1977) graduated in 2005 from the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam with a cum laude degree in architecture and in 2009 started his own studio. Today his office is based in Muharraq (Bahrain) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). His work ranges from models to temporary spaces and buildings. In 2015 his first two major buildings, Museum Fort Vechten and the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, were completed. He was course director of the Studio for Immediate Spaces master at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam from 2012 to 2016, and was editor of the architectural journal Oase from 2005 to 2013. For his practice he has been awarded several grants from the Mondrian Fund, as well as receiving the Charlotte Kohler Prize for Architecture from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in 2007.


Current collaborators:
Maitham Almubarak, Giulia Pederzini, Remco Siebring, Edoardo Tabacchi, Christian Vennerstrøm

Past collaborators:
Arjen Aarnoudse, Francesco Apostoli, Gabriel Cuéllar, Samuel Jaubert De Beaujeu, Beatrice Carolina Gambato, Marco Ghezzi, Ester Ghislieri, Silvia Groaz, Sophia Holst, Sebastian Hürni, Tena Lazarevic, François Le Coadic, Dora Loncaric, Sander Manse, Aurelia Mügler, Akira Negishi, Shumpei Nitatori, Ryuta Sakaki, Alvise Stramare, Haruka Uemura, Esther Vonwil, Stijn de Weerd and Roderik van der Weijden.

 

Upcoming works:

BARBAR, BATARA, Solo Galerie Paris (FR), 2016
opening March 17

MUSEUM SHAIKH ISA BIN ALI AL-KHALIFA, Muharraq (BH), 2016
under development

NATIONAL PAVILION OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN, Venice (IT), 2016
with Armin Linke and Noura Al Sayeh, 15th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale de Venezia

QAYSARIYA SUQ, Muharraq (BH), 2014
under development


Selected completed works:

NATIONAL PAVILION OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN, Milano (IT), 2015
first prize invited competition, relocation to Muharraq (BH) early 2017

FURNITURE SERIES FOR MANIERA, Brussels (BE), 2014

MODEL FORMER SOESTERBERG AIR BASE, Soesterberg (NL), 2013
with Krijn de Koning, permanent collection Province of Utrecht

BATARA, Wageningen (NL), 2013
permanent collection Wageningen University (NL)

FELT PAVILION, Rotterdam (NL), 2013
exhibition Pastoe 100 Years at Kunsthal

MUSEUM FORT VECHTEN, Bunnik (NL) 2011–2015
first prize invited competition

TEMPORARY MUSEUM (LAKE), Heemskerk (NL), 2010

A TOWER, solo exhibition, Almelo (NL), 2009

TRAIL HOUSE, Almere (NL), 2009
part of exhibition Unknown Territory, Museum De Paviljoens, permanent collection Plancius