The municipal kindergarten Jacques Brel is located in the quiet Joseph Loossensstraat in the Magritte municipality of Jette. The design brief relates to the redevelopment of a part of the playground of this kindergarten, which is now divided into several zones in order to make it a coherent and sustainable space that will be opened to the public at certain times.

The mission consists of the redevelopment of the access to the playground and part of the nursery playground of the Jacques Brel kindergarten into a green space for relaxation, in which a playground with a mobility track for the youngest will be integrated. The redevelopment is intended to facilitate a shared use of the school playground so that it can also be opened up outside school hours. The project also includes the treatment of the facades of the school building and the reconversion into a pedestrian zone of the part of the Jozef Loossensstraat where the main entrance to the kindergarten is located.


The municipality of Jette is looking for a team for a complete design for the renovation of the playground of the municipal kindergarten Jacques Brel. The design team must be able to demonstrate experience in the design of public spaces and be familiar with participatory working methods, in particular with young children and a school audience. The municipality will pay particular attention to the team’s sensitivity to sustainable development.

The project is part of the Magritte Sustainable Neighbourhood Contract and must be coordinated with other projects of this SNC, in particular with a socio-economic project for the supervision of the schoolyard after its opening to the public outside school hours. The works should therefore be completed by March 2021.

  • The minimum skills required for this mission are as follows:
  • Design of public space (playgrounds, school playgrounds, roads, etc.)
  • Sustainable development (biodiversity, water management, etc.)
  • Communication, consultation and participation


  • During the week of 13 May: 4 teams will be invited to submit an offer;
  • Week of 20 May: site visit and information session;
  • Week of 10 June: submission of tenders;
  • 17 June: oral presentation of the tenders to the advisory committee;
  • July 2019: award and start of the contract.


  • Urbanity (20%)
  • Inhabitability (20%)
  • Technicality (20%)
  • Feasibility (20%)
  • Participation (20%)


BUDGET FOR WORKS: fixed at EUR 185.000 excluding VAT;
FEES: fixed at EUR 17.280 excluding VAT;
COMPENSATION: EUR 1.500 awarded to each of the 3 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 on 7 May 2019 at 12 pm (noon) 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 supervises this project and is a member of the selection and award advisory committee.



Photo credit: Séverin Malaud