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Crossing boundaries: Kristiaan Borret starts the process

Brussels Master Architect Kristiaan Borret has just released a newsletter which indicates a more wide-ranging policy in terms of urban regeneration. It says that Brussels Urban Development has recently issued a call for tenders for study missions relative to the ‘Urban Renovation Contracts’. These represent a further stage, going beyond the ‘District Contracts’ familiar to many Brussels residents, which deal with small-scale rehabilitation projects within individual districts. The new Urban Renovation Contracts deal with larger size strategic areas and are in particular designed to cross communal boundaries.

The missions for which the calls for tender have been issued are in three phases: existing situation, diagnosis, programme. The missions will be carried out in parallel with a process of dialogue with interested parties from the sector.

The five zones selected for the first of these Urban Renovation Contracts are as follows:

Lot n° 1:
Avenue du Port / Citroën / Allée Verte / Tour & Taxis
(Molenbeek and Brussels-City).

Lot n°2:
Brabant / Nord / Saint-Lazare
(Saint-Josse, Schaerbeek and Brussels-City).

Lot n°3:
Beekkant – West Station – Ninove
(Molenbeek and Anderlecht).

Lot n°4:
Avenue du Roi
(Saint-Gilles and Forest).

Lot n°5:
(Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Anderlecht and Brussels-City).

Candidates can apply for one or more lots, and the date limit for applications is 21st September.
Tim Harrup

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