European Commission announces the New European Bauhaus prize winners
Today, the Commission announced the 20 winners of the 'New European Bauhaus Awards' and the 'New European Bauhaus Rising Stars'.
The awards reward good practices, examples and concepts that illustrate the New European Bauhaus values - sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion. The award ceremony took place in Brussels only one day after the adoption of a Communication on the New European Bauhaus that sets out the concept of the New European Bauhaus along with a number of policy actions and funding possibilities.
20 winners in 10 categories
Out of 60 shortlisted projects, the 'New European Bauhaus Awards' have been awarded in 10 different categories. The winners of each category will receive €30,000. For the 'New European Bauhaus Rising Stars' 10 prizes of €15,000 each are awarded to support concepts and ideas developed by young talents under 30 years of age.
The winners of the 'New European Bauhaus Awards' per category are:
- ERDEN PURE WALLS (Austria) in the category 'Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design';
- GARDENS IN THE AIR (Spain) in the category 'Buildings renovated in a spirit of circularity';
- ROSANA (Germany) in the category 'Solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature';
- LA FÁBRIKA DE TODA LA VIDA (Spain) in the category 'Regenerated urban and rural spaces';
- AYR SUSTAINABILITY PLATFORM (Portugal) in the category 'Products and life style';
- XIFRÉ'S ROOFTOP: 'FLOATING' WILD GARDEN (Spain) in the category 'Preserved and transformed cultural heritage';
- ULIA GARDEN (Spain) in the category 'Reinvented places to meet and share';
- ESSERI URBANI (Italy) in the category 'Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities';
- APROP CIUTAT VELLA (Spain) in the category 'Modular, adaptable and mobile living solutions';
- DEGREE IN DESIGN. UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA (Spain) in the category 'Interdisciplinary education models';
The winners of the 'New European Bauhaus Rising Stars' are:
- INHABITING AN ENCLOSED LANDSCAPE (Spain) in the category 'Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design';
- ZERO WASTE HOUSE (Slovenia) in the category 'Buildings renovated in a spirit of circularity';
- NEST (Spain) in the category 'Solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature';
- PORTO DI MARE ECO-DISTRICT (Italy) in the category 'Regenerated urban and rural spaces';
- MATERIEUNITE (Italy) in the category 'Products and life style';
- RETROFITTING THE UNESCO SITE OF IVREA (Italy) in the category 'Preserved and transformed cultural heritage';
- SOCIAL RECONSTRUCTION IN POST-EMERGENCY (Italy) in the category 'Reinvented places to meet and share';
- SPACES TO RECONNECT CITIZENS WITH CITIES (Spain) in the category 'Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities';
- HOMELESS HOUSING (Denmark) in the category Modular, adaptable and mobile living solutions';
- KLASSE KLIMA (Germany) in the category interdisciplinary education models'.
Members of the College said:
President Ursula von der Leyen, said: "These projects give a lot of hope for our fight against climate change and the European Green Deal. The nominees and winners of the New European Bauhaus Prize show that change is not only possible, but already happening all over our European Union, in all sectors of our economy. I am delighted to see how the New European Bauhaus initiative is growing with so many contributions, talents, skills, innovation and diversity from all over Europe. The New European Bauhaus combines the big vision of the European Green Deal with tangible change on the ground to improve our daily life."
Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, said: "The amazing level of participation in the New European Bauhaus Awards and the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars shows the incredible amount and quality of great ideas and talents that need to be spurred to make our regions, cities and villages more sustainable, beautiful and inclusive places to live. The prizes will also serve as an inspiration for others to create, innovate and disseminate better living conditions for all. The future is now."
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: "I have been amazed by the enthusiasm, professionalism and creativity embodied in the excellent projects presented for the New European Bauhaus Prizes. I am also glad that so many young people participated. The winning projects show that by joining forces across the arts, education, research and innovation, we can build sustainable, inclusive and accessible environments that improve the quality of life for us all. "
The New European Bauhaus, announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address, expresses the EU's ambition of creating beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places, products and ways of living. It promotes a new lifestyle where sustainability matches style, thus accelerating the green transition in various sectors of our economy such as construction, furniture, fashion and in our societies as well as other areas of our daily life. Both EU and non-EU nationals could apply for the New European Bauhaus Prizes until 31 May 2021, as long as their concept, ideas and projects were actually developed and/or physically located in the EU. Joint/partner and consortia type applications were possible too.
For the 'New European Bauhaus Rising Stars' young people who were under the age of 30 on 31 May 2021 could apply.
From 23 April to 1 June 2021 more than 2,000 applications from all EU Member States were received.
Applications, which met the eligibility criteria, were published online for a public voting by New European Bauhaus newsletter subscribers. The three most voted projects per category in each strand were assessed by the New European Bauhaus initiative partners and an Evaluation Committee, consisting of representatives of the Commission services, oversaw the whole process to ensure the respect of the rules.
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