The Provinciehuis houses the central departments and management bodies for the Antwerp Province Government. The complex of buildings is situated on Koningin Elisabethlei, in the nineteenth-century belt between the canals and the Antwerp ring road. This location, close to the centre of the provincial capital, with direct connections to the main connecting roads between the city and the region, is particularly well-favoured. However, the buildings need to be totally refurbished and the provincial government wishes to use this opportunity to use architectural means to give
expression to the updated social significance of the provincial government. This new symbolic value needs to be expressed both in the buildings and in the site on the same scale as the buildings, the site and the location of the site in its surroundings.
The aim of the project: to transform the Provinciehuis and surrounding site into a top-quality complex that expresses in its form the way in which the provincial government wishes to fulfil its mission, as well as provide an open welcome to the public and support the smooth operation of the various departments in the best possible way.
Quality and added value are to be achieved in the area of durability, functionality, accessibility to the public spaces, strengthening and integration of green amenities,
architectural image and building/technical rationality.
In terms of specific energy consumption, the aim is to produce a low-energy to passive building. In addition to the initial investment costs, the operating costs constitute a major evaluation criterion in assessing the concept and design.
The assignment covers:
a) accommodating all of the central functions and services of the provincial govern
ment, with a gross floor area of 38,768 m².
b) outlining an architectural concept in which the new Provinciehuis provides an answer to the challenges of the future, with particular attention being paid to durability and environmental friendliness. c) the rebuilding of the entire site includes as the first criterion, the parking facilities, traffic and throughput, while retaining the quality of the site as an urban green public space, keeping the entrance section where the volume of the main building with its art work ("Bury" fountain) must be retained and the rear of the building with its public function preferably remains integrated.
To finance and carry out the works, the Province will be seeking a private partner.
The designer(s) will be given the entire design assignment.
Fee spread/bracket: overall fee min. 9% max. 12%
The complete study and design assignment for an overall view of the site, the open environment and the refurbishment and/or new build of the Provinciehuis in Antwerp.
- Project description
- Aires Mateus & Associados, Proap Estudos e Projectos de Arquitectura Paisagis, WIT architecten bv-bvba
- ARUP bv, Conix Architects cvba
- Benthem Crouwel Architekten
- Stéphane Beel & Lieven Achtergael architecten, Tractebel Engineering nv
- Tony Fretton Architects
Koningin Elisabethlei 22,
- Selectievergadering: 8 Dec 2008
- Eerste briefing: 7 Nov 2008
- Tweede briefing: 16 Dec 2008
- Indienen: 15 Apr 2008
- Jury: 7 May 2008
prijsvraag voor ontwerpen met gunning via onderhandelingsprocedure zonder bekendmaking.
External jury member
68 000 000 € (incl. VAT) (excl. Fees)
25,000 € excl. VAT per tendering party