SAU-MSI selects six consortia for competitive dialogue on development of Josaphat site

In December 2017, the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) launched a public procurement procedure to appoint a developer responsible for carrying out the first property development phase of the new sustainable district, Josaphat.

With an above-ground floor area of 66,000 m², half of this first phase consists of housing to be sold on the property market and half of public housing of various types.

The SAU-MSI, the owner of the site and contracting authority, wanted to launch an innovative procedure that would promote the architectural quality of the new district. The contract will be awarded following a competitive dialogue, the preliminary phase being the assessment of the design teams proposed by the participants.

On Thursday evening, the SAU-MSI Executive Board selected six consortia to participate in the Josaphat Phase 1 competitive dialogue.

They are:

  • Consortium Matexi (Matexi NV, Matexi Projects SA, Matexi Bruxelles NV)
  • Consortium Josaparc (BPI Real Estate Belgium SA, Besix Real Estate Development SA, Entreprises Jacques Delens SA)
  • Consortium Ecowijk Josaphat Quartier durable (Vanhaerents Development NV, Immo BAM NV, Landsbeek NV, Belfius Immo NV)
  • Consortium Atenor-DMI (Atenor SA, Democo Management & Investment NV)
  • Consortium Eiffage (Eiffage Benelux SA, Eiffage Development NV, Eiffage Aménagement SAS, Axa Real Estate Investment Managers Belgium SA, Valens SA)
  • Consortium Thomas & Piron Josaphat (Cœur de Ville SA, Thomas & Piron Bâtiment, Thomas & Pirau BAU SA, Thomas & Piron Luxembourg SA)

For this joint procurement procedure, the SAU-MSI and the public housing corporations which have teamed up with it (SLRB-BGHM, Citydev and the Fonds du Logement/Woningfonds) have decided, with the collaboration of the Chief Architect, to set high standards in terms of urban and architectural quality.

By 19 July, the six consortia must each propose a design team, including one landscape designer and three to five architectural firms. The developers have a free choice of design team, but are encouraged to focus on quality, diversity and innovation.

Firms interested in joining a design team are therefore invited to make themselves known to the selected consortia, bearing in mind that an architectural or landscape design firm can only belong to one design team.

The contact addresses of the selected consortia can be obtained from the SAU-MSI at