Book presentations - Architecture in Flanders and Brussels

During the opening of the Biennale Architettura, the pop-up salon in the Belgian pavilion will host a promade conversation with authors and contributors of recent books and magazines about architecture in Flanders and Brussels. Along with other Belgian architects like architecten devylder vinck taillieu and Office KGDVS, 51N4E will engage in a conversation with Christoph Grafe (Flanders Architecture Institute) and Pieter T’Jonck (A+ magazine).

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:30
Belgian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice
Book presentation - How Things Meet

Freek Persyn of 51N4E will give a presentation of the book 'How Things Meet', as an introduction to a conversation with Falma Fshazi (author of the book's short stories and director of the Center for Openness and Dialogue in Tirana), Andreas Ruby (architecture critic, curator, publisher and teacher, director of the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel) and the public about the Albanian context, and how to engage with it and learn from it.

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 14:00
Albanian Pavilion, Arsenale, Venice
Atelier BXL Productive Metropolis - Urban Meeting 2

In the context of the International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam (IABR) 2016, with its theme of The Next Economy, the IABR together with Architecture Workroom has set up 'Atelier Productive Metropolis BXL'. Freek Persyn together with other internationally active designers will debate about the importance of space for production in the city and refine the hypothesis of the Atelier.

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 18:00
FIRMA, Schaarbeeklei 636, Vilvoorde (BE)
Duos & Débats

51N4E has been invited to Duos & Débats, a series of events hosted by the «Plateforme de la Création Architecturale» in the Cité de ’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. Duos & Débats confronts the work and approach of two architecture offices, one based in France and the other elsewhere in Europe. For the 1st season the work from 51N4E and French office X-TU will be on display. A debate between the two offices will be held on the night of the opening on Thursday 21st of January.

Thu, 21/01/2016 - Sun, 20/03/2016
Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine, Hall d'about, 7 avenue Albert de Mun, Paris 16e
Potential Scan Kruitfabriek at Day of Architecture

As part of the Day of Architecture and Periferia Festival, Dieter Leyssen of 51N4E will explain together with Eva Fonteyn of Matexi their Potential Scan of the former factory ‘Kruitfabriek’ into a mixed-use building. In an open yet structured dialogue between the different parties involved, new possibilities for the existing structure where explored through an integrated scenario-building.

Sun, 11/10/2015 - 11:00
De Kruitfabriek, Steenkaai 44D, 1800 Vilvoorde
Atelier Albania

During a visit of the Albanian delegation in Harvard Freek Persyn together with Atelier Albania and IABR took part in a workshop on Urban Development and Planning organised by the Center for International Development at Harvard University.

Tue, 14/10/2014
Harvard University, Cambridge
HHF Open Art Talk

As part of their exhibition program HHF architects invited Freek Persyn to an 'Open Art Talk' about their projects in the Architekturgalerie München. Other invited guests are Matthieu Wellner and Johannes Ernst of Steidle Architekten.

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 19:00
Munich, GER
Alzette Belval

The territorial project Alzette-Belval will organize its first public encounter at the city hall of Villerupt, France. During a two day event of micro-sessions and urban games, the population of both sides of the Franco-Luxemburg border will be invited to share their knowledge and aspirations about this awakening 'metropole transfrontalière'.

Fri, 13/06/2014 - Sat, 14/06/2014
Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures

In line with the Venise Biennale theme ‘Fundamentals — Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014’, the Pavilion ‘Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures’ suggests a new interpretation of the interrupted paths of modernity in Albania. By presenting the work of two artists, Edi Hila and Adrian Paci, the exhibition questions architectural conventions and puts the notion of potentiality at the very core of the architectural discourse. Parallel to the work of the two artists, the pavilion will show an interview with Johan Anrys, talking about the recently established Atelier Albania, which addresses the same issue of liberating the inner potential of reality.

Picture: Adrian Paci, The Column, 2013. Video 25’40’’. Courtesy the artist, Kaufmann Repetto, and Galerie Peter Kilchmann


51N4E will feature with various projects in the upcoming International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam, all closely related to the question how to transform urban landscapes. The first project is a follow-up of the previous Biennale contribution, Test Site Istanbul, together with H+N+S landscape architects. After two years of project development, the pilot project set up in Beykoz, a river commune along the Riva River in Istanbul, will be shown through an animated model. The second contribution consists of a collaboration with Silvia Fattore and PioveneFabi. The project looks closely at the Veneto region, combining drone images, drawings and voices to reveal some hidden aspects of this Unconscious Metropolis. The third contribution is part of a research project set up by the curator of the Biennale, Dirk Sijmons. He proposes a new taxation system, Carbon Added Tax. Based on this premise, Freek Persyn of 51N4E has guided a studio at the Berlage, in which a group of international students has developed future scenario's based on this hypothetical reality.