In December 2017, the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) launched a public procurement procedure to appoint a developer responsible for carrying out the first property development phase of the new sustainable district, Josaphat.
With an above-ground floor area of 66,000 m², half of this first phase consists of housing to be sold on the property market and half of public housing of various types.
The SAU-MSI, the owner of the site and contracting authority, wanted to launch an innovative procedure that would promote the architectural quality of the new district. The contract will be awarded following a competitive dialogue, the preliminary phase being the assessment of the design teams proposed by the participants.
On Thursday evening, the SAU-MSI Executive Board selected six consortia to participate in the Josaphat Phase 1 competitive dialogue.
- Consortium Matexi (Matexi NV, Matexi Projects SA, Matexi Bruxelles NV)
- Consortium Josaparc (BPI Real Estate Belgium SA, Besix Real Estate Development SA, Entreprises Jacques Delens SA)
- Consortium Ecowijk Josaphat Quartier durable (Vanhaerents Development NV, Immo BAM NV, Landsbeek NV, Belfius Immo NV)
- Consortium Atenor-DMI (Atenor SA, Democo Management & Investment NV)
- Consortium Eiffage (Eiffage Benelux SA, Eiffage Development NV, Eiffage Aménagement SAS, Axa Real Estate Investment Managers Belgium SA, Valens SA)
- Consortium Thomas & Piron Josaphat (Cœur de Ville SA, Thomas & Piron Bâtiment, Thomas & Pirau BAU SA, Thomas & Piron Luxembourg SA)
For this joint procurement procedure, the SAU-MSI and the public housing corporations which have teamed up with it (SLRB-BGHM, Citydev and the Fonds du Logement/Woningfonds) have decided, with the collaboration of the Chief Architect, to set high standards in terms of urban and architectural quality.
By 19 July, the six consortia must each propose a design team, including one landscape designer and three to five architectural firms. The developers have a free choice of design team, but are encouraged to focus on quality, diversity and innovation.
Firms interested in joining a design team are therefore invited to make themselves known to the selected consortia, bearing in mind that an architectural or landscape design firm can only belong to one design team.