Finalists for New European Bauhaus Prizes announced

1 September 2021

Sixty projects have been selected from more than 2000 contributions as finalists of the 2021 edition of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Prizes, with Eurocities members represented in almost all categories.

The initiatives now stand the chance to win a cash prize and increased visibility as part of the European Commission initiative to find design-based solutions to tackle the big issues facing Europe today.

The projects come from across Europe, with 13 Eurocities members in the running: Timisoara, Nicosia, Bologna, San Sebastian, Warsaw, Turin, Brussels, Milan, Florence, Porto, Barcelona, Rome, and Berlin.

Projects either compete as completed projects or “rising stars”, and include 10 domains such as “techniques, materials and processes for construction and design”, “regenerated urban and rural spaces” and “mobilisation of culture, arts and communities”.

Visibility and cash as rewards

A jury composed of 80 official partners will evaluate the submissions. The winners will be published after the summer with an award ceremony being held on 16 September.

The winners will receive a cash prize as well as a visibility package that will allow them to promote their vision and experience throughout Europe and the world.

The award ceremony follows the launch of the NEB in April this year. The European Commission scheme looks to find design-based solutions to issues such as the climate crisis, the economic and technological transformation.

Eurocities, as an NEB partner, helped facilitate a series of local discussions in April and May to gather a local perspective and inspiration for what will eventually become five pilot projects funded by the EU.

A full list of finalists can be found here.


Fraser Moore Eurocities Writer