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InnoRenew CoE in the New European Bauhaus

The European Commission (EC) recently launched the New European Bauhaus, a creative and interdisciplinary initiative connecting all Europeans to together co-create future ways of living. It combines efforts of the European Green Deal with art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology for a sustainable, inclusive and beautiful future.

“I want NextGenerationEU to kickstart a European renovation wave and make our Union a leader in the circular economy. But this is not just an environmental or economic project: it needs to be a new cultural project for Europe,” Ursula von der Leyen, EC president, said.

The New European Bauhaus is divided into three phases: co-design, delivery and dissemination. Currently, it is in the co-design phase as ideas, examples and challenges that showcase principles of the New European Bauhaus are being collected and reviewed by the EC. The delivery phase will start in September 2021, and dissemination is planned from January 2023 forward.

As an institute focused on interdisciplinary research about renewable materials and the sustainable built environment, InnoRenew CoE is active in the co-design phase and has submitted several examples of the institute’s activities that reflect principles identified in the New European Bauhaus.

One example is InnoRenew CoE’s building currently under construction in Izola, Slovenia. Once completed, it will be the biggest wooden building in Slovenia and has been built with sustainable construction principles to offer a better quality of user experience by design. The building is also an example of alternative building methods that respect the environment and promote the use of organic materials, wood being one of them, in the built environment and thus aims to lower emissions 55 percent by 2030.

Read the whole news about InnoRenew CoE’e New European Bauhaus example on the EC’s website.