March 8, 2018

[CALL] LEBEAU

by Sophie Gerard in Archives

[CALL FOR PROJECT DESIGNERS]

RE-BUILDING LE SABLON

 

How should a new building fit into Le Sablon? How could the project contribute to the quality of urban life, beyond the objective of good dwellings? How will it act as a reinforced link between the upper part and the lower part of Brussels? Immobel is looking for an architect to answer these questions in a subtle manner. He or she will have to embrace the singular features of an exceptional place and turn them into truly urban qualities.

Immobel will develop the block between Rue Lebeau, Rue de la Paille and Rue de Ruysbroeck into a 41,500 sqm mix-used project with housing, offices and retail. This is a unique opportunity to redesign an important part of Le Sablon, a highly characteristic district of downtown Brussels.

 


UPDATE – 08.05.2018

39 teams sent an application for this important urban project. Discover the five teams which are invited to submit an offer for this competition:

  • 3XN Architects (DK)
  • Caruso St John (UK)
  • MaccreanorLavington + Korteknie Stulhmacher architecten (NL + UK)
  • MVRDV (NL)
  • Neutelings Riedijk architecten (NL)

 

ASSIGNMENT

Immobel is looking for a Project Designer who will develop a masterplan and create the architectural design of the building. It will be a teamwork with the current team of execution architect and engineering office (Assar Architects – Boydens studiebureau)

The division of the tasks between the project designer and the execution architect may take several forms and will be discussed at contract closing. The decision will be based on the architectural proposals, the balance and the diversity of the proposals and the skills and resources in the teams of each of the architects. However, applicants will be invited to explain how they see their collaboration with Assar Architects.

BUDGET

  • The budget is estimated around €59,000,000  (fees and VAT excl.).
  • The total architectural fee is fixed at a rate of 78 €/sqm VAT excl. This fee will be divided into +/- 40% for the Project Designer and +/- 60% for Assar Architects.
  • A competition allowance of €25,000 is provided for each selected candidate who submits a regular and comprehensive design proposal. The winner will receive this allowance in the form of a fee advance.


ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

  • Deadline for applications     April 3rd, 2018
  • Submission of proposals      July 2nd, 2018
  • Start of the assignment        Summer 2018
  • Start of works                         January 2020
  • End of works                           June 2023

 

The bouwmeester maître architecte accompanies the whole procedure and is part of the selection committee and the advisory committee.

FOR ALL COMPETITION’S DOCUMENTS VISIT THIS LINK
APPLICATIONS’ DEADLINE IS APRIL 3rd 2018 AT 12PM

 

Photo Credit: Séverin Malaud

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