Brussels (BE)

Les Dossiers synthétiques et d'enjeux sont disponibles gratuitement.
Merci de vous inscrire et vous connecter pour accéder au Dossier complet de site.

Données synthétiques


Scales XL/L

Team representative Architect, urbanist and landscape architect
Location Brussels, Belgium
Population 1 200 000 inhabitants

Reflection site 93 ha - Project site 14 ha

Site proposed by asbl Horizon 50-200
Actors involved sbl Horizon 50-200, European Commission, Brussels Capital Region
Owner(s) of the site Belgian Federal State

Commission after competition Feasibility study.

Information complémentaire

Inhabited milieu's challenges

• The Belgium bicentennial anniversary in 2030 is inspiring the vision of the Jubilee Park as the new creative area embodying the presence of Europe in Brussels as well in its structural shape, as in the public uses of its build and unbuild spaces.
• The masterplan elaborated by the ASBL HORIZON 50/200 identifies as one out of 5 projects a landscape and architectural intervention to “reinforce the links between the City, the Parc and the European institu-tions” in the historic axes and in the parameter of the tunnel opening “Trémie Kennedy”. The idea would be to make EU institutions´ and Commission´s achievements more accessible and tangible to the public in this parameter.
• The “Europan 17“ competition is a flagship project of the Commission´s “New European Bauhaus” initia-tive. The initiative aims at a positive and tangible, culture-oriented, people-centred and inclusive experience. The Redevelopment of the Cinquantenaire Parc is integral part of the new urban vision of the European Quarter of the Brussels Capital Region and the City of Brussels which is a NEB reference project. The Eu-ropean Commission is contributing to the transformation of the quarter and working towards the delivery of NEB initiatives also as part of its own real estate strategy and its responsibility as an important actor in the European quarter in Brussels.
MONUMENTS AND NATURE FRAGILISED BY UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURES The Jubilee Park “Parc du Cinquantenaire” was created around 150 years ago, to celebrate Belgium’s fif-tieth anniversary. Initially conceived to represent the political and economic power of the Belgian State, its context has considerably changed since its creation, with the evolution of mobility paradigms and the gra-dual development of the European institutions on the edges of the park. In the last 50 years, the park has suffered several transformations, due to an incredibly dense underground infrastructure, including the creation of an automobile tunnel, overhanging a metro tunnel, which cuts the park in two at its central axis. The park is also suffering from the new constraints (heavy rainfall and drought) imposed by climate change.

Questions to the competitors

The uses of the park have diversified since its creation (sports, leisure, mobility, etc.), sometimes putting it at risk. The EU Commission has set up a think tank to rethink about the whole EU Institutions area as an opened living city, and not anymore a monofunctional tertiary enclosure. Recent developments in terms of soft and micro-mobilities impose to think about the automobile mobility in the next 30 to 50 years: will the car traffic be the same? These are major changes already ongoing in the urban conditions of the park.
The reflection zone of the competition (red zone) wants to enhance the necessary urban relations of build and unbuild spaces. Therefore, the reflection zone associates the close neighborhoods of the park, as well in their structural as their social, economic and functional conditions. The intervention zone (yellow zone), emphasizes the structural relations between two important urban poles: the Schuman roundabout, on the Brussels municipality territory, identified as the center of the European Institutions area, and the Merode cross point, on the Etterbeek municipality territory,  introducing a more multifunctional urban typology.This axis as to be seen as a cursor line generating diverse relations across. A covering or a catwalk above the tunnel has to be seen as a result of these relations, not as a goal in itself.
> How can the Jubilee Park become an inspiring place according to the vision of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) principles (Sustainable, Together, Beautiful) and criteria (participatory process, Multi-level engagement, Transdisciplinary approach) ? > How can  the Jubilee Park become a gathering space adapted to issues related to climate changes ? How can light or more offensive interventions favor these two goals? > Is an intervention in the parameter of the tunnel opening –Trémie Kennedy – an opportunity to present achievements of the EU institutions´ and the Commission in an accessible and tangible way to the public?

Questions à propos du site

Pour pouvoir poser une question, vous devez être connecté (et, par conséquent, inscrit au concours)

Le site est lié au thème suivant

Transformer les quartiers et les bâtiments en milieux inclusifs

Une seconde vie ! est la métamorphose d'une situation. L'enjeu est de régénérer et d'accompagner les espaces à transformer à partir d'un nouveau regard sur le préexistant et sur les trésors cachés déjà sur place. Une nouvelle revalorisation de toutes les ressources : naturelles, patrimoniales, énergétiques, de flux, économiques, sociales… Il s'agit de reconsidérer les usages et les nouvelles proximités liant les dynamiques écologiques et sociales. Comment être attentif et accueillant aux différences et aux vulnérabilités dont se nourrissent les milieux habités face au changement climatique ?

Questions à propos du site

Pour pouvoir poser une question, vous devez être connecté (et, par conséquent, inscrit au concours).

Ve. 2 Juin 2023
Date limite de soumission des questions

Ve. 16 juin 2023
Date limite de réponses aux questions

Avant de soumettre votre question, assurez-vous qu'elle n'apparaît pas déjà dans la FAQ.

Merci de poser vos questions sur les sites dans le menu Sites.
Merci de poser vos questions sur le règlement dans le menu Règlement.

Si votre question ne reçoit pas de réponse dans les 10 jours, merci de vérifier qu'elle ne figure pas dans la FAQ sous un autre intitulé ; sinon, contactez le secrétariat concerné par email (secrétariats nationaux pour les sites, secrétariat européen pour le règlement.)