SAU publishes works procurement notice for MolenWest temporary occupation project

7 November 2019
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The Urban Development Corporation (SAU) has published a public procurement notice with a view to appointing the contractor(s) responsible for conversion work on the MolenWest temporary occupation site, right next to the Gare de l’Ouest railway station in Molenbeek.

This temporary occupation, initiated by the SAU and the municipality of Molenbeek, will take place on a 4,500 m2 site belonging to the Brussels-Capital Region. The site will host spaces for sports activities, containers for fun and creative activities run by local organisations and a fablab accessible to local residents.

The contracted works will turn into reality the plans put forward by the winning entrant in the architectural competition organised by the SAU, 1010 Architecture & Urbanism: the installation of six containers connected by a transparent roof to accommodate the various activities, and of an additional unit for the site manager; the landscaping of the surrounds, the plantations and the public spaces; the adaptation of the fence; water, gas and electricity supplies; and lighting.