Applications are open until February 28, 2022 at 7pm CET.
RUFA students are encouraged to take part in a creative and interdisciplinary initiative located at the crossroads of art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. The new European Bauhaus , realized in partnership with AIPi – Italian Association of Interior Designers, concerns our everyday life. It aims to create better coexistence in more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places, creating a link between global challenges and solutions proposed at the local level in order to achieve climate goals and support a broader transformation perspective on the ground.
The new European Bauhaus is based on three fundamental and inseparable values:
– sustainability: from climate objectives to circularity, zero pollution and biodiversity;
– aesthetics: quality of experience and style, beyond functionality;
– inclusion: enhancement of diversity, equality for all and accessibility, also from an economic point of view.
The 2021 edition of the awards represented an important contribution to the co-design phase of the initiative, which led to the development of the vision expressed in the European Commission’s communication on the new European Bauhaus. The examples collected for the prizes and the 2,000 contributions received during the co-design phase inspired the Commission to maintain four thematic axes along which the development of the first phases of the concrete realization of the new European Bauhaus will be articulated:
– get back in touch with nature,
– regain the sense of belonging,
– prioritize the places and people who need it most,
– the need for long-term reflection on the life cycle of industrial ecosystems.
With the second edition of the new European Bauhaus awards we will continue to support this transformation movement to create beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places. On the basis of the four thematic axes of transformation, four different categories have been defined for existing examples or for new ideas and concepts that exemplify the triangle of values of the new European Bauhaus and can inspire the realization of this movement in general. Each of these four categories has two parallel competition sections:
– section A, “Awards of the new European Bauhaus”, dedicated to existing examples of already completed projects;
– section B, “ Rising stars of the new European Bauhaus “, dedicated to concepts or ideas presented by young talents no older than 30 years.
What does the prize consist of?
The winners of each category and each section will receive a cash amount (one winner per category in each section, i.e. 8 winners in total):
– EUR 30,000 for the winners of the new European Bauhaus awards
– EUR 15,000 for the winners of the rising stars of the new European Bauhaus.
The runners-up in each category and in each section will receive a cash amount (one runner-up per category in each section, i.e. 8 runners-up in total):
– EUR 20,000 for the runners-up of the prizes of the new European Bauhaus
– EUR 10,000 for the runners-up of the rising stars of the new European Bauhaus.