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CRU 6 – Autour de Simonis


The empty space formed by two adjacent plots facing the Place Eugène Simonis has remained unchanged since the end of the 20th century. This vacant area is strategically located at the crossroads of two major infrastructure axes and is highly accessible by public transportation.

Integrated within the perimeter of the CRU 6 “Autour de Simonis”, this space presents the municipality of Koekelberg with an opportunity to develop a real meeting place, especially for the youth. Indeed, there is currently a lack of a program of socio-cultural spaces to bring a metropolitan dimension to this part of the city and this square, in order to make them more than just a passing point.

As a first step, the Koekelberg Municipality is now launching a study to define the program for the construction of this socio-cultural center. The objective of this study is to explore all the potential of the future building with the aim of creating a project that is spatially, socially and sustainably integrated into the region, the municipality and the neighbourhood. The goal of this programmatic study is to prepare the ground for the architectural study to come.


  • Functional and technical programming
  • Urban and architectural planning
  • Financial planning


  • Deadline for completion of the study and its phasing
  • Detailed budget fo the fees
  • Relevance of the methodology and resources allocated


  • Invitation to submit a tender: 01.09.2023
  • Submission of tenders: 08.09.2023
  • Award of contract and start of the mission: 22.09.2023
  • End of contract: 24.11.2023


  • The fees are estimated at € 15.000 excl. VAT


  • For this mission, a grant of € 1000 will be awarded to each team invited to tender that submits a regular bid but is not finally selected. The bid consists of a methodology, the phasing of the study and detailling of the fees, for a maximum of 6 A4 pages.

If you are interested, we invite you to send an e-mail, before 30.08.2023 at 2 PM, to bouwmeester maître architecte at appel-oproep@bma.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).