As architects, we consider this initiative very interesting and stimulating for its supposed re-thinking about new spaces to live, new processes to project, planning and building with environmental criteria, where humanism and innovation are the references after the pandemic period. “The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in order to help deliver the European Green Deal. The core values of the New European Bauhaus are thus sustainability, aesthetics and inclusiveness» (comments on the manifesto of the European Commission).

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyden stated «The New European Bauhaus is a project of hope to explore how we live better together after the pandemic. It is about matching sustainability with style, to bring the European Green Deal closer to people’s minds and homes. We need all creative minds: designers, artists, scientists, architects and citizens, to make the New European Bauhaus a success.”

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth announced: “With the New European Bauhaus our ambition is to develop an innovative framework to support, facilitate and accelerate the green transformation by combining sustainability and aesthetics. By being a bridge between the world of art and culture on one side and the world of science and technology on the other, we will make sure to involve society as a whole: our artists, our students, our architects, our engineers, our academia, our innovators. It will kick off a systemic change.”

We need to share new global and humanistic ideas to later be able the expression in each country, its culture, weather and social particularities that make us different under a common challenge.

Learn more about The New European Bauhaus here.

Watch and listen to Ursula von der Leyden statement here