2022 New European Bauhaus Prizes: 18 winning projects from all over Europe

At Saturday’s closing ceremony of the first-ever New European Bauhaus Festival, Commissioners Gabriel and Ferreira announced the winners of the 2022 New European Bauhaus Prizes.

The Prizes celebrate new, inspiring examples of the transformations the New European Bauhaus aims to bring about in our daily lives, living spaces and experiences. 1,100+ projects applied for the prizes this year. Four prizes were awarded in each of four categories, every time including awards for existing completed projects and ‘Rising Stars’ prizes for ideas by young talents aged 30 or less.

In the ‘Reconnecting with nature’ category, winners are from Spain, France, Germany, and Poland. Prizes for ‘Regaining a sense of belonging’ went to projects from Austria, Lithuania, Poland and Czech Republic. Best projects under ‘Prioritising the places and people that need it the most’ were selected from Belgium, Greece, Italy, and Hungary. In the fourth category, ‘Shaping a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life-cycle thinking’, prizes went to Portugal, Romania, Finland, and Italy. Finally, two prizes went to winners of a public vote: a ‘Gardens of the future’ project from Cyprus and ‘Biophotovoltaics for nature and people’, a Rising Stars project from Spain.

The winners will each receive a financial award as well as a media partnership provided by the Commission for dedicated communication activities. All finalists and winners have also joined the New European Bauhaus community.

For more details, please see full information on the winners, the 52 finalists and questions and answers on the prizes. You can also watch the video of the ceremony here.