April 9, 2019

[CALL] USQUARE.BRUSSELS

by Sophie Gerard in News

[CALL FOR PROJECT DESIGNERS]

PUBLIC SPACES FOR USQUARE.BRUSSELS

 

Usquare is the former site of the state policein Elsene. The coming years a new sustainable district will emerge here with neighbourhood public  facilities, university facilities, student and family homes. The site, of almost 4 hectares, is structured with a stark pattern of more than 20 buildings and is completely walled. The future project will be an open and mixed neighbourhood, with respect to the heritage value and particular attention for sustainability.

The Brussels Capital Region is currently finishing the strategic and legal framework (PAD – RPA) with amongst others guidelines for public space. The framework has pointed out the need to transform the forecourt into a multifunctional open space. At the F. Toussaintstreet side a new neighbourhood park is foreseen and the ground floors of the central buildings are to be activated.

The Urban Development Corporation (SAU – MSI), wihch is responsible for the coordination of the operational development of Usquare.brussels is therefore looking for a design team for a framework contract for the design and construction of the public space of the site (more or less 1,6ha). The goal is to create a differentiated network of open spaces throughout the site without affecting its global identity. Green spaces, water treatment facilities, urban furniture, lightning, signage, mobility and parking infrastructure are some of the elements the design team should work with. Apart from this basic mission the client can assign supplementary missions to the design team, for example for the drawing up of urban, landscape and environmental guidelines or consultancy in real estate operations of other partners within the reconversion of the site.

 

BUDGET WORKS: the maximum amount for the complete realisation of the works of the basic mission is EUR 4.125.000 excl. VAT.
FEES: The fees for this assignment are estimated at 330.000 € excl. VAT, or 8% of the estimated works budget. For additional missions, a flat-rate fee is agreed upon before the start of each of these additional missions. The total value of the framework contract cannot exceed 1.000.000 € excl. VAT.
REMUNERATION: 7500 € for every team that is invited to submit an offer and that submits a valid offer.

The bouwmeester maître architecte accompanies the procedure of the project and will take part in the selection committee and the advisory committee.

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FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: May 15th 2019 at 11am

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