Nominations are now open for the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021 to accelerate the green transition, contribute to the recovery and to ensure a better living together for all, and to capitalize on the existing wealth of knowledge, experience, and capacities as much as to call for new visions, new ideas, and new solutions.
The 2021 Prizes will be part of and represent the culmination of the first phase of the New European Bauhaus, which is focused on design and engagement. They will recognize and celebrate existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas. They will give visibility to examples and concepts that illustrate how the triangle of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion has already been translated in our territories, our communities and in our practices, or that pave the way to the future.
Its objective is to articulate, in an innovative way, three key dimensions:
- sustainability (including circularity),
- aesthetics (and other dimensions of the quality of experience beyond functionality)
- inclusion (including accessibility and affordability)
To contribute to beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places, they look for:
- Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design
- Building in a spirit of circularity
- Solutions for the co-evolution of built environment and nature
- Regenerated urban and rural spaces
- Products and life style
- Preserved and transformed cultural heritage
- Reinvented places to meet and share
- Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities
- Modular, adaptable and mobile living solutions
- Interdisciplinary education models
The winners in each category and each strand will receive a monetary amount (one winner per category in each strand):
- EUR 30,000 for winners of the New European Bauhaus Awards, and
- EUR 15,000 for winners of the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars.
All applications for the New European Bauhaus prizes shall meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The application shall be submitted via the online platform no later than 31/05/2021, 23:59:59 CET.
- Applications must be in English
- The application must be submitted by:
- In strand A: the individual(s) or the organization(s) (city or region, funder, organiser) who is/are entitled to represent the project. Applicants can be EU or non-EU residents, as long as their projects examples are physically located or developed in the EU.
- In strand B: the individual or group of individual who would be the author of the concept/idea. All applicants in this strand must be aged 30 or less on May 31st, 2021. Applicants can be EU or non-EU residents, as long as their concept/idea are to be developed and implemented in the EU.
- The applicant should not be in one or more of the exclusion situations foreseen.
- As double funding is strictly prohibited, applications covering projects, which have already received an EU prize, cannot participate in the contest.
- The applicant will assume sole liability in the event of a claim relating to the activities carried out in the framework of the contest;
- The name of the legal representative must be indicated.
- The application shall contain basic information and credits for the project example, idea or concept, along with:
- In strand A: at least six (6) photographs with indications on copyright and the authorisation to use them by the European Commission.
- In strand B: at least one (1) photograph or visual representation of the concept/idea with indications on copyright and the authorisation to use them by the European Commission.
- The application shall consist in a fully completed application form as found on the website; all mandatory fields must be filled in. Each applicant must sign the Privacy Statement that accompanies the Application Form.
- The application must clearly refer to one of the ten prize categories.
- If the same project is submitted for several categories, a separate application must be done for each category.
- The project examples under strand A must have already been completed at the time of the application. Concepts, prototypes and solutions (tools, methods, ideas) that have not been implemented in real contexts are not eligible.
- The concepts/ideas under strand B can be at different stages of development from the early concepts to prototype level and should be presented with a development plan, outlining the foreseen steps envisaged to further develop, promote and/or implement the concept/idea with a particular focus on the year following the application.
For more information, visit https://prizes.new-european-bauhaus.eu/