Architect , Caspar Schols
After high school, Caspar Schols obtained a BSc and a MSc in Physics from the University of Amsterdam, working in his final year of the masters on research at the chip-manufacturer ASML (2015). In that same year, he was selected to follow the introduction year at Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Arts (Amsterdam). In 2016, he designed and built Garden House for his mother.
The publicity around Garden House led to a number of award nominations, including the Dirk Roosenburg Award (Eindhoven), Radical Innovation Awards (New York) and the Dezeen Small building longlist (London). Garden House became the top three most popular architectural project of 2017 in the Netherlands according to magazine De Architect. Around that same time, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Architectural Association in London (2016-2019). At the moment he is working on a number of art and architectural projects, among which is Cabin ANNA.
ANNA Stay won the Architizer A+ Awards (New York, 2021) Project of the Year (out of 5,000 projects worldwide) and the World Hotel Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival (2022). ANNA Collection was recently selected by the Arc22 Dutch Architecture Awards as top three most innovative architecture project of the Netherlands and by the Frame Awards as the first winner of 2023.