Project full name: Beautiful, sustainable, together: validation of the New European Bauhaus approach for the reimagination of public buildings as boosting projects for the transformation of their neighbourhoods
Project number: Project 101113886 — LIFE22-ENV-ES-LIFEBauhausingEurope
Project period: 2023-2027
Project budget: 4.624.142 €
LIFE Bauhausing Europe aims to start a transformation process in 5 different European neighbourhoods, following the principles of the NEB, and demonstrating that this approach is suitable for the transformation of any territory no matter its size, rural or urban character, urban challenges or degradation processes undergone. This urban transformation will pursue the generation of more sustainable, beautiful, and circular territories co-governed by their inhabitants.
Climate change and the green transition are global challenges that require action to be taken at the local level. The New European Bauhaus (NEB) promotes a place-based approach and supports small-scale initiatives by individuals, neighbourhoods and communities. At the same time, the functional scale of neighbourhoods has been demonstrated to be highly efficient in the use of resources whenever they guarantee a spatial distribution of uses, infrastructure, and urban functions and a rational building density.
Unfortunately, functioning at such a scale is not always possible due to different degradation processes and urban challenges that lead to the absence of public facilities and services, the progressive disappearance of local commerce, abandonment or lack of care of green areas, etc. This situation also generates a lack of sense of community and individualistic attitudes that increase the environmental impact on the use of resources and reduce awareness of the power of collective action to achieve the green transition and cope with climate change hazards.
The NEB combines a multilevel, participatory, and transdisciplinary approach to guide the transformation path towards more sustainable, aesthetic, and inclusive communities.
The main objective of LIFE Bauhausing Europe is to boost the ecological transition of European communities by applying the approach pursued by the NEB in the renovation of public buildings and spaces. It is focused on a neighbourhood level to successfully appeal to citizens as the most effective way to solve climate change, the energetic crisis, and the ongoing lack of resources.
LIFE Bauhausing Europe will target public buildings and spaces and local communities from four different Member States: Croatia, Hungary, Latvia and Spain.
In order to achieve the general goal of the project, the following Specific Objectives (SO) have been defined:
SO 1. Achieving effective involvement of the partners for a high-quality implementation of the project, with proper management and continuous monitoring and reporting.
SO 2. Bringing sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion to the transformation of existing buildings.
SO 3. Improving the urban metabolism at the neighbourhood level.
SO 4. Strengthening community and the sense of belonging in targeted neighbourhoods
SO 5. Assessment of the application of the NEB approach and project impacts.
SO 6. Awareness-raising and promotion of the NEB approach at a technical and non-technical level.
SO 7. Transferring and replication to EU stakeholders
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Life programme under grant agreement no 101113886. The sole responsibility for the content of this document lies with the BauhausingEurope project and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.
2023 - 2027
Development agency North – DAN Ltd – Affiliated Partner
Regional Federation of Municipalities from Murcia Region (ES) – Associated Partner
Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia – Associated Partner (ES)