Model of the winner of the Brussels urban planning competition for the European quarter: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc

Type: Report   Reference: I-060775   Duration: 10:58:13  Lieu:
End production: 05/03/2009   First transmission: 05/03/2009
The authorities of the Brussels-Capital Region, in close partnership with the European Commission and the City of Brussels, launched a major competition aimed at defining a new urban design for the European Quarter. The goal of this competition is to define an urban design with a strong symbolic identity, featuring convivial public spaces, giving priority to non-motorised mobility and public transport, and providing buildings of high environmental quality and architectural value. The project is in keeping with the objectives defined by the recent Master Plan for the European Quarter. It aims to transform the zone into an eco-district combining the first European and international administrative site in the Region, diversified housing as well as cultural and leisure spaces. In addition, it responds to the desire, as expressed jointly by the regional authorities and the European Commission, to reorganize the locations of the Commission on both sides of the Rue de la Loi while encouraging significant functional and social diversity. The contracting authority is the Brussels-Capital Ministry's Administration of Housing and Regional Planning, Studies & Planning Direction Administration. It is organizing the competition, will make its decisions on the basis of opinions provided by an advisory committee, which includes representatives of the Region, the City of Brussels and the European Commission, as well as international experts selected from the 27 EU Member States, and will monitor and ensure that the mission is completed. Under the terms of this competition, the results will be made public. Terms and conditions of this competition dealing with its organization and its planning were published jointly in the Moniteur belge and in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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