The Stephenson district in Schaerbeek is the subject of a Sustainable Neighbourhood Contract, the flagship project of which aims to link Place Stephenson to the former vegetable gardens on an abandoned Infrabel site. The flagship project is located partly on the territory of Schaerbeek and partly on Brussels City, on a site that is difficult to access, with large elevation differences and a problem of soil pollution. In order to connect Place Stephenson with the former vegetable gardens, the existing boxing hall will have to be demolished, but in the future project, a new sports facility will be built, linked to a municipal day nursery with 32 places. A linear public park will also be created along the railway line, with accesses via rue Navez and Place Stephenson.

Before launching the design assignments, the municipality of Schaerbeek wishes to study the technical and economic feasibility of the various operations and to determine their programming and development possibilities.

The assignment consists of a fixed and a conditional part. The fixed part has four chapters: (1) drawing up a diagnosis, (2) carrying out preliminary technical studies, (3) a definition study to define the programmatic and spatial outlines, and (4) drawing up a financial plan and an operational timeline for the Stephenson Sustainable Neighbourhood Contract flagship project. The conditional part only relates to soil surveys and site measurements on the Infrabel site.

The municipality of Schaerbeek, which has delegated the project management to RenovaS, is looking for a team with a predominantly technical orientation, capable of carrying out this definition study and preparing the technical sheets for future design assignments. The municipality will focus on a sustainable approach, particularly in the areas of rainwater management, waste management and reuse of materials, preservation of existing biodiversity, etc.

• Architecture-urbanism
• Design of public space
• Stability Engineer
• Surveyor expert
• Expert in soil pollution
• Expert in asbestos detection
• Expert hydrology
• Naturalist

• Quality of the understanding note (30%)
• Quality of the working method (40%)
• Price (30%)

• Week of 1 June 2020: 3 to 5 teams will be invited to submit an offer;
• 26 June 2020: submission of the offers (team note, understanding note, working method);
• Week of 29 June 2020: explanation of the offers to the Advisory Committee;
• July 2020: award of the contract ;
• August 2020: start of the study.

• The maximum indicative amount for the contract is 120,000 euros excl. VAT;
• An expense allowance of 1,000 euros will be assigned to every team invited,  after submitting a offer that meets the award criteria but is not chosen.

If you are interested in the work, we invite you to send an e-mail, before 12 noon on 25.05.2020, to the bouwmeester maître architecte at appel-oproep@perspective.brussels, showing your interest, motivation and experience, and giving your contact details and/or those of the planned team (on a maximum of one attached A4 sheet).

The bouwmeester maître architecte will support the project and advise the selection committee on their choice.


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