The commune of Saint-Gilles has been working for some time on the upgrading of its public spaces, highlighting a series of new or to be developed spaces, from the bottom of Saint-Gilles to the top.  In particular, the Place Jacques Franck was completed last year, the Parvis has had a new face for the past two years, the Place Marie Janson will also be revitalized as well as the Pierre Paulus Park. Finally, optimisations are planned around Place Morichar, the Laveley Garden and the Horta metro entrance.

This group of exemplary public spaces extends as far as the City Hall and Van Meenen Square. The municipality therefore now wants to focus its ambition on this area and is asking itself a number of questions: how to give the square back to the inhabitants and users, not only during market times but also outside. Is it possible to transform the entire square into a pedestrian zone or only partially? Is it possible to strongly green the space or is it technically impossible?

In preparation for the design phase, the municipality of Saint-Gilles wants to investigate the various opportunities: to what extent is it possible to change mobility in and around the square? What is the position of traders, residents and users regarding this redevelopment and how far is it possible to go? The municipality is therefore looking for a competent team in the field of mobility, participation and process supervision.

The municipality will use the results of this study, which is planned to last only three months, for the design and realisation of the square.

– During the week of 24/02: 3 to 5 teams are invited to bid;
– 2 March: site visit and information session;
– 16 March: submission of bids;
– 20 March: Advisory Committee

– Quality of the vision score (40%): quality, feasibility and relevance of the vision;
– Quality of the methodology score (40%): quality, feasibility and relevance of the proposed methodology;
– Quality and realism of the budget breakdown (10%);
– Quality and realism of the planning (10%); Quality and realism of the planning (10%)

BUDGET:  40,000 euros including VAT
FEES: 1,000 euros for each of the 3 to 5 teams invited and submitting a regular quote. For the winner, this amount is considered as an advance fee.

If you are interested in this mission, please send an e-mail to the bouwmeester maître architecte team before 10 February 2020 before 14.00 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).



Photo: © Séverin Malaud