International Union of Architects

Architectural Competition “Projet Loi 130” of the European Commission at Brussels

Belgium

Office Building

Restricted project competition

The UIA is proud to announce the launch of the pre-selection phase of the “Projet Loi 130” architecture competition organised in Brussels by the European Commission with support from the UIA and from its Belgian section, the Fédération Royale des architectes de Belgique. 

 

27 March 2018 - Launch of the Loi 130 architectural competition

5 April 2018 17:30 (CET)- Deadline for applications

July 2018- Selection of the candidates

August-October 2018 - Working period 1

September 2018 - Candidates' colloquium

January 2019 - Jury Meeting – Phase 1

February – April 2019 - Working period 2

June 2019 - Jury meeting – Phase 2

July 2019 - Projects exhibited

 

 

PHOTO: European Commission, competition brief, 2018.

Presentation

The UIA is proud to announce the launch of the pre-selection phase of the “Projet Loi 130” architecture competition organised in Brussels by the European Commission with support from the UIA and from its Belgian section, the Fédération Royale des architectes de Belgique.  The international interdisciplinary, two-phase project competition will result in a new inner-city complex measuring 175 00 – 190 000 m2 gross floor area above ground, with office space for more than 5,250 employees.  The building complex, to be located in the heart of the “European Quarter” in Brussels demarcated by streets Rue de la Loi, Rue de Spa, Rue Joseph II and the Chaussée d’Etterbeek, will provide amenities including a visitor centre, childcare and retail facilities, a car park, and a new entrance to the Maelbeek subway station.  

The Commission hopes that the competition, planned in close collaboration with the Brussels Capital Region, will generate innovative and energy-efficient propositions from leading architects internationally.

Eligibility

The competition is a restricted competition.  Applicants to the pre-selection phase must possess the “legal and regulatory capacity to pursue the professional activity of architect, landscape architect, building services engineer and structural engineer in their country of establishment.”  Applicants will be asked to provide 5 project references, as well as evidence of professional qualification and/or admission to the profession.

language

Candidates selected for the architecture competition will receive the competition brief and annexes in English.

 

Information and registration 

 

Please click here to obtain the procurement documents available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organiser

European Commission in Brussels

Developer

European Commission in Brussels

Prize

The Commission has a budget of 900 000 Euros for honoraria and prizes.  There are 300 000 Euros designated for honoraria in phase 1 and 300.000 Euros for honoraria in phase 2, as well as 300 000 Euros in prize money, which will be attributed as follows:

1st Prize:  120 000 Euros

2nd Prize: 100 000 Euros 

 3rd Prize:  80 000 Euros

Jury

The jury has 11 voting members.

 

General Jurors:

- Guenther H. Oettinger, Member of the European Commission

- Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region

- Irene Souka, Director-General Human Resources and Security, European Commission

- Vladimir Sucha, Director-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission

- Marc Mouligneau, Director of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics Brussels, European Commission

 

Architectural Jurors:

- Peter Benuska, Master Architect of the European Commission

- Kristiaan Borret, Master Architect of the Brussels-Capital Region

- Brian Cody, Engineer (Ireland)

- Dominique Lyon, Architect (France)

- Monica von Schmalensee, Architect (Sweden)

- Benedetta Tagliabue, Architect (Italy)

 

Deputy General Jurors:

- Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission

- Bernard Magenhann, Deputy Director-General Human Resources and Security, European Commission

- Michael Hager, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Oettinger

- Thibaut Jossart, Member of Cabinet of Minister-President Vervoort of the Brussels-Capital Region

- Marc Séguinot, Head of the Real Estate Department of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics Brussels, European Commission

 

Deputy Architectural Jurors:

- Olivier Bastin, Architect (Belgium)

- Paul van Bergen, Architect (Netherlands)

- Almut Gruentuch-Ernst, Architect (Germany)

- Bjarne Hammer, Architect (Denmark)

Agenda
  • 27 Mar 2018
    Launching
  • 04 May 2018
    Registration