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Welcome to the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021 online submission platform

Contribute to beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places

To accelerate the green transition, contribute to the recovery and to ensure a better living together for all, we have to capitalise on the existing wealth of knowledge, experience and capacities as much as to call for new visions, new ideas and new solutions. The 2021 Prizes will be part of and represent the culmination of the first phase of the New European Bauhaus, which is focused on design and engagement. They will recognize and celebrate existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas. They will give visibility to examples and concepts that illustrate how the triangle of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion has already been translated in our territories, our communities and in our practices, or that pave the way to the future.

To reflect the participatory dimension of the design phase of the New European Bauhaus, the selection process for the prizes will involve a public voting by the subscribers to the New European Bauhaus newsletter, as well as an evaluation by the New European Bauhaus official partners.

Two parallel competition strands are established:

  • Strand A, “New European Bauhaus Awards”
  • Strand B, “New European Bauhaus Rising Stars”

To know more, here is the guide to applicants.

Choose your strand to discover the 10 categories:

  • New European Bauhaus Award

    The examples under strand A must have already been completed at the time of the application. Concepts, prototypes and solutions (tools, methods, ideas) that have not been implemented in real contexts are not eligible.

  • New European Bauhaus Rising Stars

    The concepts/ideas under strand B can be at different stages of development from the early concepts to prototype level and should be presented with a development plan, outlining the foreseen steps envisaged to further develop, promote and/or implement the concept/idea with a particular focus on the year following the application.

  •  Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design

    We are looking for examples of solutions for our built environment to contribute to mitigate climate change, protect our environment and make places more affordable and inclusive. What are the innovative techniques and materials to that aim? What tools may support design and co-creation for more sustainable building and planning processes?

  •  Buildings renovated in a spirit of circularity

    We are looking for exemplary places/physical sites that demonstrate the re-use and recycling of materials; a core element of the European Green Deal. They can be examples of renovations, or buildings planned with full circularity in mind. Such examples should inspire us for their beauty and for their contribution to inclusiveness, in relation to their function or accessibility.

  •  Solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature

    We are looking for examples showing how the built environment may contribute to the protection of nature and biodiversity, taking into account cultural and social needs. The examples could relate for instance to blending of buildings in landscape, or integration of living nature in construction. They should show how biodiversity or water and soil conservation can be respected and promoted through building and planning.

  •  Regenerated urban and rural spaces

    We are looking for emblematic examples of territorial regeneration that combine sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion, and that were developed with a large participation and deep involvement of citizens and all stakeholders. They could for instance be reconversions of abandoned or challenged areas in cities, upgrading of territories and regions in decline, exemplary projects aimed at overcoming segregation and giving access to places.

  •  Products and life style

    We are looking for products and processes that contribute to a sustainable, attractive and inclusive lifestyle. It may be fashion, or furniture, or interior design, but also food or other elements of our daily life.

  •  Preserved and transformed cultural heritage

    We are looking for successful examples of cultural heritage that has been put into value in the spirit of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusiveness. They may be exemplary models of preservation that enhance access to cultural heritage for all, or reconversion of heritage infrastructure with a high social purpose and a low carbon footprint.

  •  Reinvented places to meet and share

    We are looking at inspirational examples of how spaces can be used for positive exchanges and community-building. It can be for instance through exemplary development and use of public spaces such as streets, squares and parks; or particularly inspirational models of community centers, community gardens, co-creation places that combine style with a strong social purpose and sustainability

  •  Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities

    We are looking for examples that illustrate the impact of the arts for sustainable community building. It may be events, festivals, cultural performances that brings communities together. It may be examples of story telling supporting social inclusion and the Green Deal, or transformational activities centered around arts and culture that help build social cohesion and develop a shared sense of ownership of the space.

  •  Modular, adaptable and mobile living solutions

    We are looking for innovative solutions of interventions/housing that respond to temporary, emergency needs with high aesthetic and sustainable standards. They can also be modular solutions for dynamic ecosystems like university residences with light environmental footprint and a sense of beauty.

  •  Interdisciplinary education models

    We are looking for education models and methods that integrate the values of sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics in the content of the curricula and in the learning process. This also includes innovative models of training for professionals based on the interdisciplinary integration of science, arts and social studies.

  •  Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design

    We are looking for examples of solutions for our built environment to contribute to mitigate climate change, protect our environment and make places more affordable and inclusive. What are the innovative techniques and materials to that aim? What tools may support design and co-creation for more sustainable building and planning processes?

  •  Buildings renovated in a spirit of circularity

    We are looking for exemplary places/physical sites that demonstrate the re-use and recycling of materials; a core element of the European Green Deal. They can be examples of renovations, or buildings planned with full circularity in mind. Such examples should inspire us for their beauty and for their contribution to inclusiveness, in relation to their function or accessibility.

  •  Solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature

    We are looking for examples showing how the built environment may contribute to the protection of nature and biodiversity, taking into account cultural and social needs. The examples could relate for instance to blending of buildings in landscape, or integration of living nature in construction. They should show how biodiversity or water and soil conservation can be respected and promoted through building and planning.

  •  Regenerated urban and rural spaces

    We are looking for emblematic examples of territorial regeneration that combine sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion, and that were developed with a large participation and deep involvement of citizens and all stakeholders. They could for instance be reconversions of abandoned or challenged areas in cities, upgrading of territories and regions in decline, exemplary projects aimed at overcoming segregation and giving access to places.

  •  Products and life style

    We are looking for products and processes that contribute to a sustainable, attractive and inclusive lifestyle. It may be fashion, or furniture, or interior design, but also food or other elements of our daily life.

  •  Preserved and transformed cultural heritage

    We are looking for successful examples of cultural heritage that has been put into value in the spirit of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusiveness. They may be exemplary models of preservation that enhance access to cultural heritage for all, or reconversion of heritage infrastructure with a high social purpose and a low carbon footprint.

  •  Reinvented places to meet and share

    We are looking at inspirational examples of how spaces can be used for positive exchanges and community-building. It can be for instance through exemplary development and use of public spaces such as streets, squares and parks; or particularly inspirational models of community centers, community gardens, co-creation places that combine style with a strong social purpose and sustainability

  •  Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities

    We are looking for examples that illustrate the impact of the arts for sustainable community building. It may be events, festivals, cultural performances that brings communities together. It may be examples of story telling supporting social inclusion and the Green Deal, or transformational activities centered around arts and culture that help build social cohesion and develop a shared sense of ownership of the space.

  •  Modular, adaptable and mobile living solutions

    We are looking for innovative solutions of interventions/housing that respond to temporary, emergency needs with high aesthetic and sustainable standards. They can also be modular solutions for dynamic ecosystems like university residences with light environmental footprint and a sense of beauty.

  •  Interdisciplinary education models

    We are looking for education models and methods that integrate the values of sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics in the content of the curricula and in the learning process. This also includes innovative models of training for professionals based on the interdisciplinary integration of science, arts and social studies.

This platform is accessible from 23 April to 31 May 2021.

Downloads:

Guide to applicants

For more information on the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021: https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/2021-prizes

For any enquiry about the application process, please send an email to: contact.prizes@new-european-bauhaus.eu

Attention

In order to submit your project, please make sure you have filled in all the mandatory fields marked with *, in both the “Basic information” and “Description of the project” tabs.