Name der Fallstudie
Description of context
The Brussels Capital Region?s promotion of sustainable development and particularly the support of the IBGE-BIM (Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment) enhance the development of the project in a sustainable way.
In 1998-1999, the general context appears favourable to sustainable development but not constraining.
Later during the investigation of the ECUB project, IBGE-BIM organized a conference on Ecosites or Eco-Centres and took an active part in the Ecolink European project.
In June 2002 IBGE-BIM, in cooperation with Euro-MP Yves Pietrasanta, organised a conference on Ecosites or Eco-Centres at Brussels, bringing together more than 150 people from the four corners of Europe, Asia and United States.
The conference was the setting for contacts that will be the basis for a partnership and networking of the heads of the various ecosites.
Description of project - background
The project is located in the Cureghem district whose image is deeply marked by industries departure and urban decline.
The project developed as an "Eco-centre" that will combine different functions and that will contribute to the neighbourhood revitalization. The IBGE-BIM (Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment) got involved in it and deliberated the transfer of their offices on the site.
If the concern was mainly environmental (eco-building) the program was progressively specified into a more holistic and sustainable one: reduce the energy consumption, mix functions, open green spaces to the public, preserve cultural heritage, etc?
Description of project - objectives/aims
After a long period of inception, project?s goals have been summed in 10 points. Some of these are in between quantitative and qualitative.
Description of project - time interval and stages
In 2000, an architecture competition was organised for some buildings and green spaces. HQE and BREEAM were used to assess different sustainable aspects shown off by the participants.
In 2002, the site development program was clarified.
In November 2003, the project felled through because the buildings were not available for an eco-site project any more: the site has been dismembered and sold at different private owners.
Description of project - financing
The IBGE-BIM worked in partnership with ARTIM on the project. They were aware of the need of an eco-centre in Brussels and they took over the cost of some studies.
The Anderlecht municipality gets interested in economical aspects: ?too much projects turn wrong because of bad financial management.? The municipality will give its official support to the project, when ARTIM will demonstrate the project?s viability.
As the site contains a large park, the ECUB project could take part into the Brussels green network within the framework of the European project INTEREG. Opening the park to public could thus lead to an extra financial support for studies, etc.
But in November 2003, the project felled through, the site was dismembered and sold (private businesses). The managers of the IBGE-BIM, (public partner of the project), put in evidence the weak means of actions they have concerning the real estate availability. Public control over the project is essential and a simple lease does not provide that guarantee. Partnerships, including financial partnerships, that help to ensure this control, are being sought.
Description of project - other sectors involved
For instance, energy challenges are conflicting with patrimonial conservation; the opening of the surrounding park to district's inhabitants is conflicting with businesses offices to be located in the buildings, etc.
Welche Tools wurden verwendet, um Nachhaltigkeit zu beurteilen?
B.R.E.E.A.M. (self-made adapted version)
H.Q.E. (self-made adapted version)
P.R.A.S. (Regional Ground Assignment Plan of BrusselsÂ´ Capital Region)
Raw materials list (environment friendly)
T-RNSYS (energy management)
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