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Richard Haut’s EU tenders, 15.07.10

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Richard Haut rounds up European opportunities. This week: Five leads, including the renovation of shopping streets in Arcachon, France, and the redevelopment of the Cologne Opera House in Germany


Arcachon in Aquitaine, France

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Arcachon in Aquitaine, France

The town of Arcachon in Aquitaine, France, is seeking an architect for the renovation of the main shopping streets in Arcachon. The roads are 1,100 metres long and cover 13,300 m² of circulation space including pavements.

The main shopping streets include: cours Lamarque (from avenue Gambetta to rue de Lattre de Tassigny), avenue Gambetta (from place Roosevelt to boulevard de la Plage), boulevard de la Plage (from avenue Gambetta to rue de Lattre de Tassigny), avenue Lamartine (from ZAC to avenue. Gambetta) and rue de Lattre de Tassigny (from boulevard de la Plage to cours Desbiey).

The job requires the improvement of paving, signage, urban furniture and public lighting. The contract is worth 3,100,000 Euros.

The deadline for applications is 12.30pm on 30 July and the application language is French.


 Ville d’Arcachon
1 place Lucien de Gracia
Attn: Yves Foulon, maire d’Arcachon
33311 Arcachon Cedex
Téléphone +33 557727159
Courrier électronique (e-mail): marches-publics@ville-arcachon.fr
Fax +33 557521801
details: Carole Bouisse
33120 Arcachon
Téléphone +33 557727159
Fax +33 557521801



The Indian Ocean island of La Réunion

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The Indian Ocean island of La Réunion

The Indian Ocean island of La Réunion requires architects to work on the Saint-Paul Renaissance improvement area (ZAC: zone d’aménagement concerté). The area covers 89 hectares between the Plateau Caillou district, the ravine Fleurimont and the route des Tamarins. Today the area has a savanna landscape.

The island, previously called Bourbon Island, was invaded by a Royal Navy Squadron led by Commodore Josiah Rowley in 1810, but was restored to France by the Congress of Vienna in 1815.

The deadline for applications is 2 August and the application language is French.


53 rue de Paris
Attn: M. le directeur général de la SEDRE
97464 Saint-Denis
Courrier électronique (e-mail): francois.nouveau@sedre.fr
details: SEDRE service aménagement Ouest (agence de Saint-Paul)
179 rue Marius et Ary Leblond
97460 Saint-Paul
Téléphone +262 262224222
Fax +262 262224220



The Cologne Opera House, Germany

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The Cologne Opera House, Germany

Cologne Opera House is on the hunt for an architect for the redevelopment of stage areas in both its 1,300-seater and 600-seater venues.  

The project includes structural and acoustic recovery of buildings and general upgrading with an option for replacement of opera-terraces. The gross volume is 143,500m³. The Opera House was designed by architect Wilhelm Riphahn.

The deadline for applications is 26 July and the application language is German.



Stadt Köln – Der Oberbürgermeister - Zentrales Vergabeamt der Stadt Köln
Willy-Brandt-Plaz 2
z. H. Peter Musiala
50679 Köln
Tel. +49 22122123647
E-Mail: zentrales-vergabeamt@stadt-koeln.de
Fax +49 22122126272
details: Fiebig Schönwälder Zimmer
Bülowstr. 66
z. H. Frau Barbara Zimmer
10783 Berlin
Tel. +49 3021751920
E-Mail: zimmer@planungskultur.de
Fax +49 3021751859
Internet: http://www.planungskultur.de
ref: 2010/1992



Château du Domaine Royal in Randan, France

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Château du Domaine Royal in Randan, France

The Regional Council of Auvergne is seeking services for the securing, upgrading and water protection for the ruins of the Château du Domaine Royal in Randan, France.

The project is to be undertaken in 2 phases. The first stage will halt the degradation of the building fabric and preserve the walls of the façade, chimneys and decorative elements. The second phase will focus on the stability of the interior and access.

The Chateau dates from the 13th century. It was acquired in 1821 by Princess Adélaïde d’Orléans, sister of King Louis-Philippe. The Chateau and its gardens were restored and expanded under the direction of neo-Classical architect Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853). Fontaine was one of the creators of the so-called ‘style Empire’.

In 1925 during a party given by the widow of Ferdinand, the last Duke de Montpensier who had died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 37, there was a serious fire at the (insured) Chateau.

The inheritance passed to the second and secret husband of his widow and thereafter the Chateau fell into disrepair, with the valuable and very English collections of the Orléans family being dispersed or lost.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1 September and the application language is French.


Conseil régional d’Auvergne
boîte postale 60
Contact: M. le président
Attn: le président du Conseil régional d’Auvergne
63402 Chamalières Cedex
Téléphone +33 473318585
details: M. Soteau Laurent
Téléphone +33 473318431
Fax +33 473319666
internet: https://marches.local-trust.com/cr-auvergne/
ref: 10MOERAN



The Erasmus University Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Holland

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The Erasmus University Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Holland

The Erasmus University Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Holland, is commissioning architectural services for a new-build student centre on its Woudenstein campus. The brief is for a building of 2,000m².

The deadline for applications is 2pm on 25 August and the application language is Dutch.


Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Postbus 1738
Contact: International Tender Services (ITS) B.V.
T.a.v.: mr. J. Bosschers
3000 DR Rotterdam
Telefoon +31 572362240
E-mail: its@its-projects.nl
Fax +31 572362245
ref: 10-0683.JB


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