The Dubrucq site, an ensemble of social rental apartments built in the early 1920s according to the plans of Adolphe Puissant, is located in the heart of the Maritime district in Molenbeek, on the edge of the new park Line 28. The complex consists of two U-shaped apartment buildings around an open courtyard on the street side. Despite its undeniable heritage importance, the site is in a state of disrepair, both in terms of spatial and habitability conditions, which means that the quality of living there no longer meets current comfort standards.

Within this framework, the Logement Molenbeekois / Molenbeekse Haard, in collaboration with the SLRB / BGHM, is looking for an architect and a stability engineer to study the spatial and programmatic potential of the site and its economic feasibility. The complete design assignment will be the subject of a separate subsequent tender.

The assignment is to carry out a feasibility study for a thorough renovation of this complex based on a sustainable and ecological vision. The study should map the spatial and programmatic potential of the site and examine its economic feasibility. Various redevelopment scenarios must be proposed and assessed from an urban development / heritage / liveability / sustainability / cost point of view. The feasibility study must be able to serve as a decision-making tool on the development scenario to be carried out.

The assignment comprises the following phases:
– Analysis of the site, diagnosis of the existing situation and inventory of urgent interventions;
– Elaboration and assessment of redevelopment scenarios and choice of a preferred scenario;
– Elaboration of a financial plan for the preferred scenario.

The minimum skills required are as follows:
– Architecture
– Stability Engineer

The team must also demonstrate its heritage experience and be able to conduct an economic and energy analysis of its spatial proposals.

– Week of 20 January 2020: 3 to 5 teams are invited to submit a bid;
– Week of 27 January 2020: information session for the invited teams;
– Week of 17 February 2020: submission of bids (team note, working method, spatial intentions);
– Week of 24 February 2020: oral presentation of the tenders to the Advisory Committee;
– March 2020: assignment and start of the mission

– Working method (40%)
– Spatial intentions (40%)
– Feasability (20%)

FEES: The fees for the assignment are fixed at 80,000 euros excluding VAT;
GRANT: 3,000 euros awarded to each of the 2 to 4 teams that submitted a regular bid and having obtained half of the points.

If you are interested in the mission, we invite you to send an e-mail before 15 January 2020 at 14:00 to the bouwmeester master architect team via appel-oproep@perspective.brussels indicating your interest, motivation and experience/competences and indicating your contact details and/or those of the proposed team (on a maximum of 1 A4 page in annex)

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



Copyright photo: Séverin Malaud