This is the first retrospective of the work of 51N4E architectural studio, founded by architects Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn and Peter Swinnen.
The central theme of the exhibition is the 51N4E architects? approach to design. To curator Dominique Boudet, the subtitle Double or Nothing refers to the architects? modus operandi, which makes every project a catalyst of urban and social transformation, and also refers to the relationship between client and architect, both inspired by the need for the design solution adopted to become added value for society.
Finally, the exhibition offers an opportunity to reinterpret the space in the Palais des Beaux-arts in Brussels, designed by Victor Horta.
by Agnese Bifulco
Exhibition: 51N4E - Double or Nothing
Dates: June 1 – September 4 2011
Location: Palais des Beaux-arts, Brussels, Belgium
Illustrations courtesy of Bozar: 51N4E, Filip Dujardin, Ake Lindman, Stijn Bollaert