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 , Slovenia, and at the Graham Foundation, Chicago, United States.
The exhibition Double or Nothing expresses a fundamental position of 51N4E: making every project a vector of urban and social transformation.But the title of the exhibition is also a way of emphasising that, while every project is a commitment between a client and an architect, this mutual commitment must take on a particular dimension if the aim is to influence behaviour, enrich urban reality. This presupposes the acceptance of going beyond, even changing, the initial programme so that the response is also an enriching factor for collective life. Double or Nothing is a way of presenting this shared ambition. And of emphasising the architects’ capacity for getting many of their clients to think outside the box and explore innovative solutions, and so help give architecture its true dimension: that of an eminently social art. Curator of the exhibition is Dominique Boudet
51N4E, founded in 1998, is a Brussels based international practice that concerns itself with matters of space production i.e. architecture, urbanism, design and spatial analysis. It gained renown through key projects such as Lamot (2005), TUD Tower Tirana (2004/12), C-Mine (2006/10), Skanderbeg Square (2008/12) and 50.000 logements Bordeaux (2010). 51N4E is led by 3 partners: Johan Anrys, Freek Persyn and Peter Swinnen. Since 2007 51N4E doubled its impact through the establishment of a Balkan office in Tirana.28 June - 1 September 2012: MAO, Ljubljana
18 October - 22 December 2012: Graham Foundation, Chicago