The development takes into account a phasing between the built programme, public space and infrastructure. This phasing takes into account the concessions underway in the area and the possibility of redeveloping or reclassifying existing programmes.

2007: the government of the Brussels-Capital region adopts an International Development Plan (IDP) to secure its prestige and appeal among Europe’s major cities. 

2010: Designation of KCAP as “Chief Urban Planner” among 35 candidates, to draw up a Masterplan for the area 

2012: Launch of NEO1 contract 


  • Inauguration of ING Arena, large multipurpose show venue with a capacity of up to 15,000 
  • Launch of NEO2 contract


  • Awarding of the NEO1 contract to Europea
  • Launch of NEO2 invitation to tender

2017: Designation of design office Omgeving as designer of the Parc des Sports


  • Awarding of the NEO2 contract to the CFE Cofinimmo Consortium 
  • NEO1 environmental and urban planning certificates obtained 
  • Application for a permit for the Parc des Sports 

2019: Submission of applications for NEO1 permit