Services - 243409-2020

26/05/2020    S101

Belgium-Brussels: Architecture competition — European Parliament — The Paul-Henri SPAAK building in Brussels

2020/S 101-243409

Design contest notice

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Parliament
Postal address: Rue Wiertz 60
Town: Bruxelles
Postal code: 1047
Country: Belgium
Contact person: Direction des projets immobiliers

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Architecture competition — European Parliament — The Paul-Henri SPAAK building in Brussels

Reference number: 06D40/2020/M015
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71220000 Architectural design services
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71420000 Landscape architectural services
71320000 Engineering design services
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

— the European Parliament is organising an international architecture competition to revive its Paul-Henri Spaak building, which is the main parliament building at its workplace in Brussels;

— the building houses the plenary as well as facilities for parliamentary committees and trialogues, as well as a visitors’ centre;

— the solutions considered to revive the building can range from a major renovation to complete reconstruction;

— the future building must be integrated and linked to its urban, natural and social environment;

— the European Parliament is the heart of the European democracy;

— through its seven hundred and five MEPs, elected by direct universal suffrage, it represents more than four hundred and forty million European citizens;

— its architectural heritage is significant not only for European legislators, but also for citizens. It offers important public spaces for dialogue and to experience European democracy and its values;

— the European Parliament has three workplaces, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels;

— this competition concerns its main building in Brussels, which is part of a group of ten buildings in the European district;

— in recent years, parliament has seen its mandate broaden considerably, and has had to adapt its facilities to reflect its growing role as a full co-legislator, providing MEPs with the best possible working conditions;

— the enlargement of the European project, which currently has twenty seven member States, the development of safety standards, and the current state of the building require the Paul-Henri Spaak building to be renovated;

— the complex must meet the requirements of a transparent organisation;

— the parliament of MEPs is the parliament of the people. Its main building in Brussels should be open to citizens, enable interaction with them, and offer them an extraordinary experience;

— through the renovated complex, the European Parliament wants to set an example in its overall environmental approach;

— the building must be sustainable, sustainability being measured in terms of operability, maintainability, flexibility and adaptability;

— this flexibility must be considered in terms of space, time and technology;

— the building and its development process must incorporate best practices in terms of sustainability, circular economy and balance between simplicity and technology.

The revival project is aiming for a positive environmental impact.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

The European Parliament budget.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.10)Criteria for the selection of participants:

— the selection criteria will be specified in the procedural documents, which can be downloaded at the following address:

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Participation is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Indicate profession:


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.2)Type of contest
Minimum number: 12
Maximum number: 15
IV.1.7)Names of participants already selected:
IV.1.9)Criteria for the evaluation of projects:

— the evaluation criteria will be specified in the procedural documents, which can be downloaded at the following address:

IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date: 09/07/2020
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Date of dispatch of invitations to participate to selected candidates
Date: 15/09/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which projects or requests to participate may be drawn up:
IV.3)Rewards and jury
IV.3.1)Information about prize(s)
A prize/prizes will be awarded: yes
Number and value of the prize(s) to be awarded:

— 1st prize: EUR 120 000;

— 2nd prize: EUR 100 000;

— 3rd prize: EUR 80 000;

— 4th prize: EUR 60 000;

— 5th prize: EUR 40 000.

IV.3.2)Details of payments to all participants:
IV.3.3)Follow-up contracts
Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or winners of the contest: yes
IV.3.4)Decision of the jury
The decision of the jury is binding on the contracting authority/entity: no
IV.3.5)Names of the selected members of the jury:
Rainer Wieland
Pedro Silva Pereira
Rudy Vervoort
B. Waknine
K. Borret
Dimitri Tenezakis
Dorte Mandrup
Manuelle Gautrand
Carme Pigem
Kazuyo Seijma
Marilyne Andersen

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

— clarification relating to the provisions of paragraph IV.3.3) of this notice:

in accordance with the regulations relating to the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, the service contract will only be awarded in the event of a favourable outcome of the subsequent negotiated procedure;

— clarification relating to the provisions of paragraph IV.2.3) of this notice:

the date on which invitations to participate will be sent to the selected candidates is indicative and can be changed.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: European Ombudsman
Postal address: 1, avenue du Président Robert Shuman
Town: Strasbourg
Postal code: 67001
Country: France
Telephone: +33 388172313

Internet address:

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Greffe du Tribunal de l'Union européenne
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg

Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: