The New European Bauhaus, sponsored by the European Commission, is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative creating a meeting space for designing future ways of living, at the crossroads of art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. It brings the Green Deal to the places where we live and calls for a collective effort to imagine and build a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future.

The initiative brings the Green Deal closer to citizens by promoting innovative and accessible solutions that improve the sustainability and functionality of spaces. To do so, the New European Bauhaus involves citizens to accelerate the green transition, contribute to recovery and ensure better coexistence, using the existing wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to seek new visions, ideas and solutions. The project enables dialogue between experts, businesses and institutions to make tomorrow’s living spaces affordable and accessible, mobilising designers, architects, engineers, scientists, students and creative minds from all disciplines to rethink sustainable living in Europe and worldwide.

These issues are at the heart of research and development at Politecnico di Milano, which is why the university has decided to join the initiative as an official partner and launch the
“NEWBAUHAUS@POLIMI. Designing the New Normal”

Politecnico will be involved in three macro areas:

  • creating opportunities for debate and discussion that can be a stimulus for generating new ideas around these issues;
  • identifying inspiring projects, activities or concepts;
  • gathering the needs and expectations of citizens.

NEWBAUHAUS@POLIMI will be firmly rooted in interdisciplinarity values and a new aesthetic combining design, science and humanistic skills, making life more pleasant and sustainable, in the firm belief that what is necessary can also be beautiful..


The call to apply to the Festival of New European Bauhaus is open. The Festival, organized by the European Commission, will take place from 9 to 12 June 2022 as a hybrid event. The main activities will take place in Brussels, with side events across the European Union. The spirit of the Festival is to host and give visibility to the largest possible number of initiatives in line with the objectives of the New European Bauhaus. The deadline for application is 21 March 2022. Only for Side events proposals, the deadline has been postponed to 18 April 2022.

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On 7 March 2022, nominations were closed for the second edition of the New European Bauhaus Prizes, an award for projects that represent the values of sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics. Proposals sent to the European Commission are being evaluated. The winners will be announced during the New European Bauhaus Festival in Brussels (9-12 June 2022).

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Research Office



La Cucina Collaborativa

Inventing Schools

Yasmeen Lari. An Architect

Boito Architetto Archivio Digitale

Towards a Sustainable Post Pandemic Society

Co-living & staying togheter

Roadmap to the Future: European conversations at Polimi

Architecture, technology, sustainability: the new challenge

Urban Interstices in Italy

Cities in action for the New European Bauhaus

ROG - Restorative Open-air Gym

5 Squares Housing sociale in Via Antegnati a Milano

Principle of Sustainable Architecture

Campus delle Arti di Brera

Reconnecting with nature