It was a great honour for Build-in-Wood to be selected by the European Commission to take part in the New European Bauhaus Festival in Brussels, which took place from 9 to 12 June 2022 as a hybrid event. Everyone was welcomed to get involved and join onsite and online from anywhere in the world.
To represent Build-in-Wood in the best way possible, project partners designed a wooden "Wunderkammer" in which objects related to Build-in-Wood results and activities were displayed. Along with the "Wunderkammer", visitors of the New European Bauhaus Festival had the opportunity to build their own multi-storey timber building mock-up.
“The New European Bauhaus Festival was a great opportunity for Build-in-Wood to showcase our project. The participants were a great mix of experts, politicians, and curious citizens and the built-it-yourself building system attracted the attention of both 10-year-old kids and high-level politicians. A great event, I have to say!”
declared coordinating project manager Anders Kjellow (Danish Technological Institute), who also had the great pleasure of presenting the project directly to EU-Commissioner for Innovation Mariya Gabriel, having a short discussion with her about how increased wood in construction can contribute to the green transition.
What is the Festival?
The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.
The Festival brings citizens, experts, businesses, and institutions together to reimagine sustainable living in Europe and beyond. In addition to creating a platform for experimentation and connection, the initiative supports positive change also by providing access to EU funding for beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects.
The Festival’s main themes of this first edition were beauty, sustainability and inclusiveness. It featured debates, great speakers, artistic performances, exhibitions and networking opportunities. It aimed to build connections between different activities and individuals, bridging the worlds of research, science and technology, to those of education and civil engagement, and of art, culture and architecture.
Read more about the New European Bauhaus Festival here.
Source: The Festival (europa.eu)