Beliris* has drawn up a shortlist of five proposals as part of a public procurement process for a project design contract published in September 2019 concerning the development of green spaces (the 2.8 ha Spoorpark along the railway line, the railway embankment, etc.), public spaces (roads, Place Wahis, Place De Boeck, Place Gilisquet, etc.) and infrastructure including two bridges for pedestrians and cyclists across the railway, the integration of facilities including a pavilion/kiosk and the work required to introduce utilities to the site (sewerage, water and electricity, etc.) of Josaphat.
This public tender represents the first phase in the development of the 30-hectare site, which will become a new district with parks, housing, businesses and various public facilities. It reflects the shared ambitions of Beliris, which is handling these green and public spaces aspects and the Urban Development Corporation (SAU), which is steering the overall urban development of this zone in its urban, landscape, architectural, environmental and universal accessibility aspects.
The five teams selected for the second part of the procedure, the award phase, are as follows:
- Buur - Coloco - DFA
- Michel Desvigne (MDP)
- Sweco - Vogt
- Omgeving - Taktyk
- Tractebel - Ney - MS-A – Latz
The project designer ultimately selected following the procurement procedure will create plans for the site’s skeletal structure, determining the interaction and viability of the different property development phases. Tenderers will be assessed on the basis of a strong urban and landscape concept that provides an overall structure but can be adapted to changing requirements.
The appointed designer will work closely with the partners and project owners of other phases of the development of Josaphat.
(*) Beliris is a federal team serving Brussels residents and visitors to the capital. On a daily basis, Beliris carries out construction, renovation and restoration projects in various fields: transport, social housing, green spaces, neighbourhood regeneration, culture, heritage and sport. Its objective is to enhance the prestige of Brussels as the capital of Belgium and Europe.