Istanbul: constructing the nature of a growing city

Dirk Sijmons (landscape designer, H+N+S and curator of the next IABR: Urban by Nature) and Freek Persyn (51N4E) will give a double presentation on the Strategic Vision Plan for Arnavutkoy Municipality, a project commissioned by the Municipality of Arnavutkoy and the IABR in the context of the 5th IABR Making City. The lecture will not only talk about the project itself, but will also link the issues of the project to the challenges that Istanbul is facing on its way to become a global and sustainable city.

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 17:30
Kadir Has Univeristy, Istanbul
4 visions on the North-South Junction

A series of reflections on the future of the North-South Junction and on the challenges of infrastructure in Brussels is presented in the upcoming exhibition 4x4, with a contribution by 51N4E.
The exhibition is a co-production of Recyclart, CONGRES and A+ Bozar Architecture, organized by the Brussels Maitre-Architecte.

Fri, 07/12/2012 - Sun, 27/01/2013
BOZAR Centre for fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
4 visions on the North-South Junction

51N4E will take part in a debate bringing together parties directly concerned with the theme of the Junction, an event organized within the framework of the exhibition 4x4. (in French and Dutch, reservation required)

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 08:30 - 13:30
Centre for fine Arts, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Creating Breathing Spaces

51N4E is participating in the events organized by Wallonie-Bruxelles Architectures in Shenzen, in the framework of the Hong-Kong/ Shenzen Business of Design Week.
Freek Persyn will give a lecture on the theme of "Metropolitan Metabolisms".

Mon, 03/12/2012 - Tue, 04/12/2012
information evening on the 50.000 dwellings project

The design teams of the 50.000 dwellings project will take part in a debate presenting the project to a public of local professionals in Bordeaux. 51N4E will be represented by Freek Persyn.

Thu, 22/11/2012 - 18:30
308 avenue Thiers, 33100 Bordeaux
Horta prize for Wet89

Wet89 won the 2nd prize for the Brussels Horta Prize 2012. Johan Anrys will give a lecture about the project and its intentions together with the other prize winners.

Thu, 22/11/2012 - 19:00
ULB campus Solbosch, building U, hall 220 ('Auditoire Guillissen')
2 projects nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

Two of our recent projects, Buda Art Centre in Kortrijk and OCMW Nevele, are nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.

Lichtbed talks at INTERIEUR expo

The daybed - designed by 51N4E, Chevalier-Masson and Julie Vandenbroucke – is the center piece of the Lounge of the Interieur Bistro. The bed is not just on show, but is used to host a series of conversations and talks as part of the cultural program of Interieur. The program of talks is updated daily on the Interieur website. Look for Buda Island.

Sat, 20/10/2012 - Sun, 28/10/2012
Buda Factory, Dam 2a, 8500 Kortrijk (BE)
Renewal of the Urban Renewal

The 51N4E study for the Schilderswijk neighbourhood in The Hague is presented in Delft in the frame of the New Urban Configurations conference. The study makes part of a 4-city design research program on urban renewal in the Netherlands. It is jointly organized by De Nijl architects, TU Delft and KEI, and supported by the Netherlands Architecture Fund. The exhibition of the works will remain on in the TU delft until the 30/10.

Tue, 16/10/2012
TU Delft, NL
Seminar Making City Istanbul

The results of the second phase of the Atelier Istanbul will be presented and discussed during a seminar gathering participants, authorities and professionals from both the Dutch as the turkish sides.

Mon, 15/10/2012
Istanbul Design Biennial 1: (Un)City – (Un)Real State of the (Un)Known

51N4E's project 'Place de l'Europe' is on show at the exhibition (Un)City – (Un)Real State of the (Un)Known at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition was organized by WBA (Wallonië Bruxelles Architecture)and is part of the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012

Sat, 13/10/2012 - Wed, 12/12/2012
"Musibet", Istanbul Modern, 34433 Karaköy, Istanbul, TK
Istanbul Design Biennial 2: Making City - Test Site Istanbul

Test Site Istanbul, a study for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and the Arnavutköy Municipality in Istanbul was presented last april in the exhibition Making City at the NAi. The exhibition goes now on in Istanbul, as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial. The new version of the show is updated with the second phase of the atelier, two pilot projects for the Arnavutköy area.

Sat, 13/10/2012 - Wed, 12/12/2012
"Musibet", Istanbul Modern, 34433 Karaköy, Istanbul, TK
DAM architectural book award

'Reasons for Walling a House', published by Ruby Press, was awarded the prestigious DAM architectural book award by the Deutsches Architektur Museum (German Architecture Museum).
All awarded books are being presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Thu, 11/10/2012 - Sun, 14/10/2012
Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.1, Centre for Photography and Illustration, booth N558 - Frankfurt (GER)
OCMW Nevele

We are happy to announce the completion of OCMW Nevele, an addition to the senior's campus in Nevele (BE) with 54 care units.

No Culture No Planning

In connection with the presentation of the book "Changing Culture in Planning" by AWB (Architectural Workroom Brussels), Freek Persyn will present 51N4E's point of view about the role of design in innovative planning processes. Other speakers are: Anne-Mie Devolder, Floris Alkemade and Wies Sanders.

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 20:00
Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag (NL)
La città dell'architettura n0

51N4E participates in the first edition of a festival around architecture in Vicenza through co-tutoring a group of 24 young professionals reflecting on the city and a public lecture.

Fri, 28/09/2012 - Sun, 30/09/2012
Giardini Salvi, Vicenza, IT

Freek Persyn will explain 51N4E's vision on the future development of Brussels at the Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel. The lecture is followed by a discussion, moderated by Jens Aerts.

Wed, 26/09/2012 - 19:00
Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel - Auditorium 4, Nijverheidskaai 170, Brussels (BE)

The Budafabriek, a complex for artists in residence in the cultural pole of the Buda island in Kortrijk is ready. The event is accompanied by a rich public programme.

Sat, 15/09/2012 - Sun, 16/09/2012
Huis aan 't Laar

Huis aan 't Laar, the latest addition to the Monnikenheide care campus, is opening its doors next Sunday. The event is part of an open house day in the campus.

Sun, 16/09/2012

Freek Persyn contributed to the publication for "Post-City: Considering the Luxembourg case", on show at the Architecture Biennale in Venice.

'Collaborations' at Venice Biennale of Architecture

51N4E will participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture as part the project 'Collaborations' of San Rocco Magazine.

Wed, 29/08/2012 - Sun, 25/11/2012
Arsenale, Venice (IT)
51N4E at International Summer Academy Zurich

Freek Persyn will present 51N4E work at the lecture series accompanying the Summer Design Studios of ETH Zurich

Tue, 24/07/2012 - 18:30
ONA Building ETH Zurich
50000* nouvelles manières d'habiter la métropole

Arc en rêve centre d'architecture's new exhibition will present the work of 51N4E in collaboration with GRAU for the project 50.000 logements in Bordeaux.

Mon, 09/07/2012 - Wed, 21/11/2012
arc en rêve, Bordeaux (FR)
Double or Nothing at MAO Ljubljana

The exhibition 'Double or Nothing' about the work of 51N4E is on show at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) Ljubljana.

Thu, 28/06/2012 - Sun, 02/09/2012
MAO Ljubljana (SLO)
Huis aan't Laar

We are happy to announce the completion of Huis aan't Laar, a housing project for 16 residents with a mental handicap, forming part of Monnikenheide care campus in Zoersel.
More information to follow.

Johan Anrys speaks at Festarch

At Festarch, the International Architecture Festival in by magazine Abitare, Johan Anrys will talk about the recent projects of 51N4E. The festival will take place in Perugia, Italy, from Thursday 07/06 till Sunday 10/06/2012.

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 10:45
Teatro Pavone, Piazza Repubblica, Perugia (IT)

]pyblik[ invited the architects Freek Persyn (51N4E), Antonio Cruz (Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos) and Sara Noel Costa de Araujo (XDGA) for a debate about intermodal transport.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 20:00
BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
Brussels Express - film and discussion about cycling in Brussels

After the premiere of the film 'Brussels Express', Paul Steinbrück of 51N4E will take part in a public debate on cycling in Brussels.

Thu, 10/05/2012 - 21:00
Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Two lectures at i-SUP2012 conference

Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn will present two recent urban visions at i-SUP2012, a conference on a wide range of sustainable technologies.
12:20 - Brussels 2040
15:00 - Arnavutköy, Istanbul: making city

Mon, 07/05/2012
"Oud Sint-Jan", Bruges (BE)
April 24, 2012
Lecture 'Double or Nothing' at Berlage Institute

Lecture by Freek Persyn on the recent work of 51N4E.
Tuesday 24/04/2012, 19:00
Berlage Institute, Rotterdam (NL)
more info

April 23, 2012
SAN ROCCO 04 / Fuck Concepts! Context!

51N4E, together with OfficeKGDVS, invites you to the launch of the architecture magazine San Rocco, issue 04 / Fuck Concepts! Context!
Monday, 23/04/2012, 18:00
Atelier Bouwmeester, Ravenstein gallery, Brussels
San Rocco

April 20, 2012
Making City - The Urban Summit

Freek Persyn will take part in an international working conference that will examine the changing role of politics in spatial planning. You can follow the Summit via live streaming in the NAI foyer or via Twitter (#Summit).
Friday, 20/04/2012
5th IABR 2012, NAI, Rotterdam (NL)
Making City - The Urban Summit

April 19, 2012
Arnavutköy / Istanbul at 5th IABR 2012 - Making City

The Atelier Istanbul developed a Strategic Vision and Action Plan for Arnavutköy area, close to Istanbul, that would integrate both the forces of social, economic and urban transformation and the ecological urgencies of the rapidly growing city. The project will be presented at the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
19/04/2012 - 12/08/2012
Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam (NL)

April 17, 2012
Perspectives - Triennale di Milano

51N4E, Chevalier-Masson and Julie Vandenbroucke are presenting the 'Lichtbed' furniture piece during the Perspectives exhibition at Milan Design Week.
For this exhibition, twenty-five established and emerging Belgian designers & companies present their design visions on today’s tomorrows. Organised by Belgium is Design.

April 4, 2012
X Archip Architecture Award for C-Mine

51N4E won the X Archip Architecture Award in the category of renovation for C-Mine. This international award is initiated by Russian publishing house ‘Salon-Press’ and DOMUS Russia magazine.
more info

Double or Nothing

The monographic exhibition Double or Nothing on the work of 51N4E, already displayed in Brussels and London, will be presented at the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana and at the Graham Foundation, Chicago.
MAO, Ljubljana: 28.06.2012 - 01.09.2012
Graham Foundation, Chicago: 18.10.2012 - 22.12.2012
Graham Foundation

Mies van der Rohe Award

C-Mine was shortlisted in the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011. It will be featured in an exhibition about the award in Museum M in Leuven. A focus of the exhibition lies on the awarded Belgian projects, presenting amongst others a filmed interview with Peter Swinnen about C-Mine and the work of 51N4E.
The exhibition is on show from Wednesday 21/03/2012 until Saturday 28/04/2012.
Mies van der Rohe Award

BRU 2040 - petite métropole, métropole mondiale.

51N4E / l'AUC / Bureau Bas Smets will present their territorial vision for Brussels 2040 at the BOZAR exhibition "Brussels 2040 - Three visions for a metropolis".

Friday 16.03.2012 until Sunday 15.04.2012
BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
Brussels 2040

March 15, 2012
Reasons for walling a house, Valerie Traan Gallery

51N4E presents the first edition of the guest files, with contributions by Enrique Marty, Chevalier-Masson, Andrea Branzi, Josse De Pauw, BEL, Something Fantastic, Dirk Braeckman and Goele de Bruyn.
Valerie Traan Gallery, Antwerp : 15.03.2012 - 05.05.2012

March 15, 2012
Reasons for walling a house, book launch

For the occasion of the exhibition 'Reasons for walling a house', 51N4E edited a book about the house and the artists contribitions. Published by Ruby Press. The book will be presented in the presence of the artists on March, 15 2012.

Find more information on our website.

March 1, 2012
Brussels Horta Prize 2012

WET89 is nominated for the Brussels Horta Prize 2012. Besides the Jury Prizes there is also an Audience Award for which you can vote online!
Vote here!

February 28, 2012
Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium!

To mark the launch of the book Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium, a public discussion will take place on 28 February at the Centre for Fine Arts, with Prudent de Wispelaere [Charles Vandenhove], Freek Persyn [51N4E], bOb Van Reeth [awg architecten] and Isidore Zielonka [Art & Build], who will discuss key issues surrounding the export of Belgian architecture.
Belgian Architecture Beyond Belgium

February 3, 2012
Euratlantique - Maison de l'Architecture, Bordeaux

The proposal of 51N4E and GRAU for the urban competition “Bordeaux Euratlantique - Garonne Eiffel”, a masterplan for the urban redevelopment of the right banks of Bordeaux, is currently exhibited at Maison de l’Architecture in Bordeaux.

Exhibition dates: 03.02.2012 - 16.03.2012