The New European Bauhaus proposes to focus our conversations on the places we inhabit and on our relationship with natural environments, beyond the built space. It is a practical approach to discover beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive ways of living and to use them to inspire our way forward.
Let’s all start answering a simple question: what would the new ideal building be? And if we open more that question, what would beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive places be like? What are the feelings, the sensations, but also the practical requirements and the materials we would use? If it was our neighbourhood, how should that look like, feel like, work like? How would we share the space and what would be our new habits? What if the new buildings were spaceships? What if they were earthships? What if they were like a bird’s nest, or a flower, or a tree?
What if?… How to?…
Beautiful. Sustainable. Together.
These are the three keywords and pillars of the NEB initiative. We at Living Future Europe cannot imagine a more suitable environment for our programs to thrive … and we are honoured and proud for being welcomed by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre to the New European Bauhaus Community of partners.
The Living Building Challenge has been the first standard to introduce ‘Beauty’ within the requirements for a regenerative building certification. The intent of the Beauty Petal is to recognize the need for beauty and the connection to nature as a precursor to caring enough to preserve, conserve, and serve the greater good. LBC envisions designs that elevate our spirits, connect us to nature and all other living systems and inspire us to be better than we currently are.
We work to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. We are premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world. We share ILFI‘s principles of social and environmental justice, seeking to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels.
LBC has been the first global standard for the built environment to introduce equity and social justice aspects in a certification for buildings, products, companies, and communities. The intent of the LBC’s Equity Petal is to elevate equity as a project goal, and to transform developments to foster a just and inclusive community that enables all people to participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.
The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.
What is the New European Bauhaus?
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary movement in the making.
- It’s a platform for experimentation and connection, fostering collaboration across thinkers and doers who want to design our future ways of living together.
- It’s a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture.
- It’s an invitation to change perspective and to look at our green and digital challenges as opportunities to transform our lives for the better.
- It’s a fresh approach to finding innovative solutions to complex societal problems together through co-creation. The initiative aims to shape our thinking, behaviours, and markets around new ways of living and building, including by influencing public procurement.
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