The Council of the European Union is organising a European competition for the restructuring of the Residence Palace Building complex. The competition is in two stages, following a pre-selection made on the basis of application packages, and open to architects resident in European Union member countries*. In conformity with the UNESCO/UIA regulations, the competition has been approved by the International Union of Architects (UIA).
The competition is for the restructuring, extension, refurbishment and restoration of block A of the Residence Palace housing complex in Brussels, Belgium. This complex, of an overall area of some 40 000 m2, is currently used for offices. Half of the complex was built by the architect Michael Polak, between 1922 and 1927, for the financier Lucien Raisin who wanted to develop a prestigious collective housing programme. Of unquestionable heritage value, some parts of the complex are listed historic monuments.
The complete text of this competition notice and participation conditions will be published on 5 August in the Official Journal of the European Union on the web site: http://ted.publications.eu.int.
Council of the European Union General Secretariat
Procurement Co-ordination Unit Office 1070KL 77 Ref.: UCA-217/04
Rue de la Loi 175 1048 Brussels (Belgium)
T. (00 32) 2 285 80 62 F. (00.32) 2 285 80 93
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