November 30, 2011
Lecture at PBSA

Lecture by Peter Swinnen in the Dusseldorf Peter Behrens School of Architecture

November 8, 2011
British Book Design and Production Awards 2011

The monographic edition Double or Nothing (AA Publications) is the winner of the Exhibition Catalogues category of the the British Book Design and Production Award 2011.


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October 25, 2011
FAB awards 2011

The Arteconomy project in Sint-Eloois Winkel was awarded the prize for single-family house category of the Belgian Prize for Architecture and Energy 2011.

October 6, 2011
Lecture in Hamburg

Lecture 51N4E as contribution to the opening of an exhibition devoted to young Belgian practices in the AIT architektursalon Hamburg.

October 4, 2011
Lecture at AA School

Lecture by Freek Persyn in the framework of the Double or Nothing exhibition in the Architectural Association, 18:00.

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October 1, 2011
Double or Nothing - London

The exhibition Double or Nothing will continue in London, in the premises of the Architectural Association, 01-26 october 2011. The official opening is on Friday 30/09.


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September 26, 2011
Lecture in University of Kentucky

Freek Persyn will give a public lecture in the University of Kentucky/ College of Design, in the framework of a 2-week workshop in collaboration with the University and Louisville Water Company.


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May 31, 2011
Double or Nothing

The monographic exhibition Double or Nothing on the work of 51N4E will be presented in Bozar, Brussels, from June 1st  to September 4th, 2011. A lecture will mark the official opening on May 31st.


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May 31, 2011
Double or Nothing - the book

On the occasion of the Double or Nothing exhibition a book will be launched: Rather than a complete monograph, the volume is sampling work from the past 10 years in an associative sequence. Accompanied by texts by architects and critics relating to the work in various ways, the book is a presentation of the selected projects as much as an excursion into the fascinations and the mentality behind them.


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May 3, 2011
Port of Brussels, recreational or industrial harbour?

Freek Persyn is invited to lecture during the seminar of the Port of Brussels, which questions and discusses the present identity of the port of Brussels. The seminar takes place at Brussels Information Point (BIP), Tuesday May 3rd 2011. (Rue Royal 2-4, 1000 Brussels - 09h30)

April 27, 2011
European architecture since 1890

Peter Swinnen will participate in a debate on the theme of European architecture along with Hans Ibelings, Willem van Zadelhoff, Erick van Egeraat and Joachim Declerck as moderator. The debate is organized by De Buren, Sun Architecture publishers, the European Cultural Foundation and the Dutch Embassy in Brussels. It accompanies the launching of the new book by H. Ibelings, European Architecture since 1890.


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April 5, 2011
51N4E and GRAU present strategy at La Fabrique Metropolitaine, Bordeaux

Freek Persyn (51N4E) and Ido Avissar (GRAU) present the first phase of their study for a large-scale urban development in Bordeaux during the 4-day festival concerning the current metropolitan development.


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April 1, 2011
51N4E and GRAU assigned to develop a strategy for 50.000 dwellings

51N4E and GRAU are invited by the Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux (CUB) to develop an operational strategy to construct 50.000 high-quality and affordable dwellings. 51N4E and GRAU match this ambition with a proposal to develop a new metropolitan vision for the whole territory of Bordeaux.


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March 3, 2011
Belgian Building Awards for C-Mine

51N4E is awarded the 2011 prize for the project C-Mine, in the category of non-residential buildings.


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February 9, 2011
Sketches for a National History Museum

Launch of the book 'Sketches for a National History Museum' at the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam. The publication is a collaboration of Berlage institute, The National Historical Museum (innl) and SUN Publishers. The book includes a proposal by 51N4E.


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February 8, 2011
Lecture for Arcam

Freek Persyn will present the work of 51N4E in the series of lectures organized by Arcam Architecture Centre in De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL


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January 18, 2011
Contractworld Award for C-Mine

C-Mine has received the New Generation prize in the Conversion category of Hannover ContractWorld awards.