21. January 2022

New Euro­pean Bauhaus Prize 2022

The call for entries for the New Euro­pean Bauhaus Prize 2022 has begun. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the first round, which received more than 2,000 appli­ca­tions last year, the sec­ond edi­tion will present new inspir­ing exam­ples of the change the ini­tia­tive aims to bring about in our dai­ly lives, liv­ing spaces and expe­ri­ences. The New Euro­pean Bauhaus ini­tia­tive calls on all Euro­peans to devel­op and real­ize a shared vision of a car­bon-neu­tral Europe and a sus­tain­able and inclu­sive future that is aes­thet­i­cal­ly, intel­lec­tu­al­ly and emo­tion­al­ly engag­ing. The asso­ci­at­ed prize is intend­ed to rec­og­nize exist­ing projects and new project ideas.

Awards will be giv­en to projects and ideas that con­tribute to beau­ti­ful, sus­tain­able and inclu­sive places in four cat­e­gories, with two par­al­lel com­pe­ti­tion strands in each of the cat­e­gories: The “New Euro­pean Bauhaus Prize” for com­plet­ed exam­ples from the past two years and the “New Euro­pean Bauhaus Ris­ing Stars” for con­cepts or ideas from cre­atives younger than 30.

The cat­e­gories:

  • Recon­nect­ing with Nature;
  • Recov­er­ing a sense of belonging.
  • Pri­or­i­tiz­ing the places and peo­ple that need it most
  • Pro­mot­ing long-term, life-cycle, inte­grat­ed think­ing in the indus­tri­al ecosystem

The cat­e­gories reflect the four the­mat­ic axes of the New Euro­pean Bauhaus trans­for­ma­tion. These were cre­at­ed dur­ing the initiative’s co-design phase with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of thou­sands of peo­ple and
peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions who con­tributed their views and experiences.

Entries will be judged against the initiative’s three core val­ues: sus­tain­abil­i­ty, aes­thet­ics and integration.

Appli­ca­tions are open until Feb­ru­ary 28, 2022 at 19:00 CET. Detailed infor­ma­tion is pro­vid­ed by the Euro­pean Commission.

The New Euro­pean Bauhaus is an envi­ron­men­tal, eco­nom­ic and cul­tur­al project that aims to com­bine design, sus­tain­abil­i­ty, acces­si­bil­i­ty, afford­abil­i­ty and invest­ment to imple­ment the Euro­pean Green Deal. Launched by Pres­i­dent von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address, the New Euro­pean Bauhaus was co-cre­at­ed with thou­sands of peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions from across Europe and beyond. In Sep­tem­ber 2021, the ini­tia­tive moved from co-cre­ation to imple­men­ta­tion through a Com­mis­sion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion set­ting out poli­cies and fund­ing to make the ini­tia­tive a real­i­ty. Among the offi­cial part­ners of the New Euro­pean Bauhaus is bay­ern design.

Win­ners of the New Euro­pean Bauhaus Prize 2021 are pre­sent­ed here.