European Commission and Triennale Milano presented the Italian winners of the New European Bauhaus Awards

The awards recognize good practices, examples, and concepts that illustrate the values of sustainability, and inclusivity.

Five Italian projects have won the New European Bauhaus Awards. Triennale Milano

The European Commission with Triennale Milano presented the Italian winning projects of the New European Bauhaus Awards on Tuesday. They also announced the “emerging stars of the new European Bauhaus” awards – young talents under 30 years old – and released updates on the New European Bauhaus project and its future developments.

The Milan institution was the first Italian organization to be recognized by the European Commission as a partner in the project for the attention to design, architecture, environmental sustainability, and urban planning that has always been at the center of its initiatives.

The awards recognize good practices, examples, and concepts that illustrate the values of sustainability and inclusivity of the New European Bauhaus.

Among the ten selected in the ‘new European Bauhaus’ section, one Italian project received a grant of €30,000 each, and four Italian projects among the ten winners of the ‘emerging stars of the new European Bauhaus’, received a prize worth €15,000.

“On this occasion, we are delighted to present, together with Triennale Milano, the Italian winning projects of the Prize, which aims to emphasize the European objectives of creativity, sustainability, and inclusivity of the new European Bauhaus. Sustainability, culture, and technology are at the heart of the initiative,” said Massimo Gaudina, Head of the European Commission Representation in Milan.

Eco-district Porto di Mare” is one of the Italian projects awarded with the New European Bauhaus prize. The only one from Milan, it focuses on the Porto di Mare area, close to Fondazione Prada.

“We immediately joined with enthusiasm the idea of the new European Bauhaus promoted by the European Commission” commented Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano. “Triennale’s mission is closely linked to these issues and we strongly believe in the need to promote a virtuous relationship between people, the environment, and built spaces. The winning projects we presented today are a demonstration of how this change is already underway and how young people, in particular, are carrying it out with commitment, for a more sustainable, inclusive, and accessible future” he added.

The winning Italian project in the ‘New European Bauhaus’ section is Urban Beings. The other side of the art (Puglia), in the ‘Mobilisation of culture, arts, and communities’ category.

The four Italian projects awarded in the section “Emerging Stars of the New European Bauhaus” are: Eco-district Porto di Mare (Milan), in the category ‘Renovated urban and rural spaces;’ Retrofitting of the Unesco site in Ivrea, in the category ‘Conservation and transformation of cultural heritage;’ Post-emergency social reconstruction (Florence), in the category ‘Places rethought to meet and share,’ Materieunite (Terni), in the Products and lifestyle category.

Gianmaria Biancuzzi is Executive Editor of Milano Art Guide. He writes a column on photography for Exibart and previously he reported for Zero.eu from 2016 to 2020. He is the creator and co-curator of the best-selling “The Colouring Book” published by 24OreCultura in 2020.