The New European Bauhaus opened its activities by proposing a series of conversations on the places we inhabit and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space. It was an attempt to discover beautiful, sustainable and inclusive ways of living and to use them to inspire our way forward.
During this design phase, we have collected almost two thousand examples, ideas and challenges. Individuals and institutions submitted more than two hundred papers and essays, and many conversations were organised locally across Europe and beyond. All the material is now available here to allow you to connect with the organisers and to make sense of what came up.
The Co-design phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative ended on 30 June. However, the conversation about the New European Bauhaus will not stop. It will restart in September to feed a place & purpose based community to support local efforts in making the New European Bauhaus a truly transformative process. If you are interested in joining, please consider applying to become an official partner of the New European Bauhaus or make sure you start connecting with our official Partners based on your interest, your locations and your competences.
This page hosts the collection of what our audience considers beautiful, sustainable, inclusive forms of living. A warm thank you to all the participants who shared their experiences, positions, thoughts. Please keep in mind that the contributions may not reflect the views of the Commission.
The authors of the material presented here and in the linked pages have agreed to share the content they produced and their contact information: feel free to reach out, connect and help whenever you see a story that resonates with you!
Want to contribute further? Connect with a partner or apply for partnership (re-opening September 2021).
The founding principle of the New European Bauhaus is to focus on positive, inspiring stories as a motivational driver to build beautiful, sustainable, inclusive forms of living. We hope that this website is a true reflection of this principle in all the parts that we author.
Even though we try to inspire contributors to follow that principle, their submission may not be aligned with our intent. We welcome them as a fundamental component of a rich and open debate. This is why all contributions are published, including those that are heavily critical or negative, unless;
- the author expressed the wish to keep them private
- the authors expressed the wish to remain anonymous
- the content is clearly violating applicable laws (i.e. copyright, right to privacy, etc.)
- the content is clearly promoting hate, discrimination, fake information
Regardless of our efforts, if you feel that a contribution represent an act of spite, hate or aggression, please get in contact with us and we will do our best to address the issue with the fastest turn around.
Free form contributions
Click below to download all the contributions received through the free form collection point. The compressed file contains an excel file with direct link to the individual papers, essays, articles, conversations and the contact information of their authors.
We have added some information to help you browse through the list: a title, a list of keywords and a very concise description of what you will find in the contribution. The entries associated to an organisation also display its name.
We are currently working on an improved visualisation and access to the information.
The examples, ideas and challenges below are a selection we made among all those we have received. We hope you will find them inspiring as well!
A public building designed to respect the planet and the staff working in it
We are interested in buildings that become experiences and provide value beyond their housing function.
A manifesto for the transition towards locally productive and connected cities
We are interested in sustainable forms of living that contribute to more resilient communities.
A sustainable building that promotes solidarity and togetherness
We want to see sustainable housing solutions that are affordable and lead to more inclusive communities.
Local building materials for a harmonious co-existence with nature
We are interested in examples of built structures that blend in and respect their surrounding environments.
A beautiful building with life-changing power
We want to see sustainable housing solutions that lead to more inclusive communities.