Last February, Delhaize announced its departure from the 3.8 ha site it has occupied since 1883. Located at the corner of Jules Delhaize and Osseghem streets in Molenbeek, the site consists of old and new warehouses, offices and commercial space. Being in the land use zone of ZEMU, this zone is in direct synergy with the developments of the Gare de l’Ouest site.In this context, the Brussels Region launches a urbanistic study aimed at reconverting this industrial site in order to develop new productive activities as well as a mixed programme capable of reconnecting the surrounding districts. In order to achieve this last objective, the Delhaize facilities located on the other side of Osseghem Street and the two neighbouring apartment towers and their garages will be included in the study area.

perspective.brussels and Citydev are looking for a competent design office to analyse the spatial and programmatic potential for the Delhaize site in consideration of the economic feasibility. This study aims to define the conversion potential of this industrial site with a view to its possible acquisition by the Region. The team is asked to have experience in urban planning and economic feasibility.

The conclusions of the study will be issued in two phases, the first of which should be concluded by the end of 2019.

The minimum skills required for this mission are as follows:
•    Architecture-urban planning

•    Week of July 1st: 5 teams will be invited to submit a tender;
•    19 August: submission of the tenders (vision note, methodology, budget and planning);
•    Late August/early September: oral presentation of tenders to the advisory committee;
•    September 2019: assignment and start of the mission.

•    Quality of the vision note (40%)
•    Quality of the methodological note (30%)
•    Credibility of the budget and planning (20%)
•    Relevance of references (10%)

FEES: maximum 53,998 euros excluding VAT;
GRANT: 1,500 euros awarded to each of the 4 teams that are not awarded the contract and that have submitted a regular tender.

If you are interested in this mission, please send an e-mail to the team architect maître architecte before 27 June 2019 at 10.00 a.m. at appel-oproep@perspective.brussels expressing your interest, motivation and experience and indicating the details of the envisaged team (maximum length 1 A4 sheet attached).

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

Photo credit: Séverin Malaud