The city council wishes to draw up a master plan to develop the spatial vision in the short and long term for the Oppuurs and Lippelo village centres, connected by the Vliet valley. Oppuurs and Lippelo are part of the amalgamated municipality of Puurs-Sint-Amands, with about 2,020 and 1,165 inhabitants respectively. Both centres are located between Sint-Amands on the Scheldt and the main village of Puurs. For both, there are specific design questions concerning the redesign of functions and experience. The wide brook valley of the Vliet is a natural structuring element and has great potential for nature development. The connection of both village centres with and through the stream valley is an asset.
Master plan and design
The ambition of the city council is to strengthen the identity of each borough within the new, amalgamated municipality: Puurs as the prominent main village and Sint-Amands on the Scheldt as a tourist attraction. For Oppuurs and Lippelo, the preservation of each centre’s rural identity is important, supplemented by a number of additional assets for each centre.
Oppuurs: to be approached as an active leisure pole
Between the village and the Vliet valley lies an undefined but valuable area. Oppuurs’ image can here be raised by creating a positive synergy between the centre and the Vliet, between nature, housing, youth movements, leisure, etc. In the centre, a number of opportunities can be created through the purchase of some strategic land and the decision to relocate the Chiro. This will free up an interesting space around the church that the designer can arrange, taking into account several concrete issues for a number of public functions (parish hall, service centre, childcare, harmony, music classes, etc.) and housing. It will also make it possible to connect the centre to the Vliet via the Kleinnijvenloop.
Lippelo: to be developed as a green core within a high-quality natural and scenic environment
This village centre is surrounded by the Vliet valley and the Lippelo woods. It is an opportunity to reinforce the link between these landscape structures and the village. For this centre, consideration must be given to the arrangement of a number of (public) functions and the layout of the public space: repurposing of the church and the square around it, the connection with the site of the former town hall/Chiro hall, the filling in of an empty café with a large garden in the middle of the centre, the connection to the parish hall and surrounding space, filling in the grounds of the housing company and then the grounds of the municipality.
Vlietpark: preserving nature in the stream valley of the Vliet- and Klaverbeek
The closed landscapes of the Vliet- and Klaverbeek and the Lippelo woods can be reinforced as a landscaping structure. The scenic recognizability of the Klaverbeek and Vliet valley as green connecting ribbons (ecology, walking and cycling paths, etc.) between the residential areas must be increased.
Object of the study assignment
For the master plan, the city council is looking for a driven multidisciplinary design team that can give shape to the ambition in the field of architecture, urban planning, landscape design and layout of the public space. The team must also have strong communication skills to further develop the support for the innovation.
Study assignment for the preparation of a master plan in which the spatial vision is elaborated in concepts and a sketch design. This in function of a long-term development that can be realized in phases with a few quick wins in order to be able to elaborate projects in the field right from the start.
Elaboration of a spatial implementation plan and an image-quality plan to further translate the vision of the master plan. The elaboration of a participation and communication section can also be part of this.
After delivery of the master plan, the principal can decide to award all or part of the assignments for the execution of the master plan to the design team. The principal is under no obligation to do so; the principal may also decide to award the follow-up assignments in question to third parties subject to a new tendering procedure. In that case, the designer of the master plan will be charged with the task of quality supervisor.
- the general design-based expertise with regard to the project assignment;
- the professional competence;
- the relevant experience.
- The quality of the concept and vision development and of the research by design, tested against the ambitions and expectations of the public principal as formulated in the specifications.
1.1 In a broad social context.
1.2 Applied more functionally to the practical needs of the user.
- The process-orientation and process-readiness, including the way in which the design team will carry out the communication (with participation) to achieve the vision.
- The approach to sustainability.
- The estimation of the project cost (execution of the master plan) and the fee, divided up according to the services that will be provided for the fixed fee;
- The team composition.
The weighting of the feive respective allocation criteria is as follows: 4/3/2/1/1.
All-inclusive study assignment for the preparation of a master plan for the Oppuurs and Lippelo centres, including the potential preparation of an SIP (spatial implementation plan), the execution of sub-assignments within the master plan and/or the monitoring of the execution of the master plan in Puurs-Sint-Amands
- Project description
- Midi, vvv architectes
- OTO landscape architecture
- Poponcini & Lootens ir architecten bvba
The centres of Lippelo and Oppuurs and the valley of the Lippelose Beek, the Klaverbeek and the Vliet
- Selectievergadering: 5 May 2020
Competitive procedure with negotiation
€80,000 for the master plan (excl. VAT)
10,000 € (excl. VAT) per candidate, 4 candidates