The New European Bauhaus is about improving our daily lives, focusing on better living together in more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places. It is about bridging global challenges with local solutions to achieve our climate targets and support a broader transformation on the ground.
A triangle of three inseparable values guides the New European Bauhaus:
- sustainability, from climate goals, to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity,
- aesthetics, quality of experience and style, beyond functionality,
- inclusion, valorising diversity, equality for all, accessibility and affordability.
The 2021 edition of the prizes rewarded excellence and creativity in showcasing these values. The Prizes attracted more than 2000 outstanding projects and ideas from across Europe and beyond that helped shape the concept and inspired the development of the New European Bauhaus initiative.
Prize Ceremony 2021
We highlight the Spanish winners of the New European Bauhaus awards by category:
- Jardines en el Aire (Spain) in the category “Renewed buildings with a circular spirit”.
- LA FÁBRIKA DE TODA LA VIDA (Spain) in the category “Regenerated urban and rural spaces”.
- Azotea de Xifré: “Floating” wild garden (Spain-BCN) in the category “Preserved and transformed cultural heritage”.
- JARDÍN ULÍA (Spain) in the category “Places reinvented to meet and share”.
- APROP Ciutat Vella (Spain-BCN) in the category “Modular, adaptable and mobile living solutions”.
- Degree in Design. University of Navarra (Spain) in the category “Interdisciplinary educational models”.
The second edition of the New European Bauhaus Prizes will recognize and celebrate existing beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas.
There will be prizes in 4 different categories that reflect the thematic axes of transformation identified during the New European Bauhaus’ co-design phase and are inspired by the views and experiences of thousands of EU citizens and organisations:
- Reconnecting with nature
- Regaining a sense of belonging
- Prioritising the places and people that need it the most
- Shaping a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life-cycle thinking
In each of the categories there are two parallel competition strands:
- New European Bauhaus Awards for existing completed projects
- The winners will receive EUR 30 000 and a communication package
- The runners up will receive EUR 20 000 and a communication package
- New European Bauhaus Rising Stars for ideas by young talents aged 30 or less
- The winners will receive EUR 15 000 and a communication package
- The runners up will receive EUR 10 000 and a communication package
Who can apply and by when?
Both EU and non-EU nationals can apply, as long as their concept, idea or project is actually developed and/or physically located in the EU. Joint/partner and consortia type applications are possible too, with the same criteria as for EU-based projects.
Young people, under the age of 30 on 28 February 2022 can apply for both competition Strands – the New European Bauhaus Awards and the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars. Project promoters who are over 30 years of age can apply for the New European Bauhaus Awards with projects finalised within the past two years (older projects are not eligible).
Applications may be modified as long as they are in draft mode.
The deadline for submissions is on 28 February 2022 at 19:00 CET.
How to apply?
To apply, visit the dedicated platform where you will find more information on the different categories of the prizes, the detailed guide for applicants, and the official contact point for the prizes.
Source: New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022