Loi 130 Architectural Competition

The competition invites teams composed of architects, landscape architects, building services engineers and structural engineers from around the world to come forward with forward-looking, innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient proposals for the project.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Office
Country Brussels, Belgium
Registration Deadline 4 May 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 4 May 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The European Commission is constantly seeking to increase efficiency, save money and reduce its environmental footprint. With this in mind, and in line with the ambitions of the Brussels Region, it is seeking to replace some of its ageing buildings with modern, eco-friendly offices.
To this end, the Commission is launching an international architectural competition to identify the best design proposals for its most important current real estate project in Brussels – the redevelopment of its premises at rue de la Loi 130 (hence the competition name, Loi 130).
The competition invites teams composed of architects, landscape architects, building services engineers and structural engineers from around the world to come forward with forward-looking, innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient proposals for the project.
With a total gross floor area of between 175,000 and 190,000 m², the new inner city complex will include offices for at least 5,250 people, 2 childcare centres, a visitor centre that can welcome 345,000 people a year, 3,000 square meters of restaurants and shops and public spaces with green areas. The project will also include a new entrance to Maelbeek metro station, and the whole complex will have the highest possible level of security.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
Three prizes for the best design concepts
€ 120 000, € 100 000, € 80 000

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Selection of the candidates: July 2018
Working period 1: August-October 2018
Working period 2: February – April 2019
Projects exhibited: July 2019

Organizer
European Commission

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