The European Commission has launched the New European Bauhaus initiative and, through a website, ideas can now be shared to create the new paradigm of a more sustainable and inclusive way of life.
The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project that wants to develop an innovative framework that sustains, encourages and accelerates ecological transformation, combining urban regeneration, culture, circular economy, design and architecture to contribute to the fulfilment of the Green Deal and the Renovation Wave for Europe. For the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, we have to “debate how a holistic approach, taking into account and seeking to optimize the factors of sustainability, beauty and inclusion, can contribute to the design and realization better living spaces, for the common good”.
The Bauhaus was a movement of thought, which founded the 20th-century European architecture and design, created after World War I, at a time of profound transformation, when Europe faced the challenge of industrialization. The movement has been able to provide functional, affordable and beautiful solutions. Now, for von der Leyen “We must add for this new Bauhaus, the challenge of sustainability. Where the Bauhaus devoted materials such as steel and cement, today we must look at old and new materials, but above all respectful of the environment” and “The New European Bauhaus reflects an ambition shared by many citizens and decision-makers: to make our built environments and our living spaces more sustainable, more beautiful and more inclusive“.
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary movement in the making, and all of us can be part of it!
Author: Xavier Casanovas (RehabiMed)