The webinar series organised by the NEBULA project

The NEBULA project is organising a series of peer learning activities to share experiences and insights about the New European Bauhaus.

A series of six webinars entitled ‘New Bauhaus Stories’ has been launched: you can find the details, registration or recording links below.

This Webinar discussed how two ongoing urban regeneration schemes are co-designed with citizens and various stakeholders from the construction value chain. Two demonstration sites will present their respective approaches:

  • Pedersgata, Stavanger, Norway [NEB-STAR project]

The Pedersgata area is a mature urban neighbourhood in the city centre of Stavanger, featuring a mix of traditional wooden houses, high-rise buildings, restaurants and shops. The district has the highest poverty rate in the city, but also strong local involvement and an artistic and creative scene. As a first phase, the NEB-STAR project is testing a series of co-design tools to involve local residents and professional stakeholders.

  • Quay district in Bruges, Belgium [Re-value project]

This district, today dominated by the legacy of industry, is planned to transform into a neighbourhood leaving room for retail sale, food vendors and local artisans, combined with living and relaxation. In this perspective, the Re-Value project is adapting and testing co-creation and participation technique, such as the innovation camp methodology, an immersive learning experience for students in team setting, to explore new solutions for a climate neutral district. This experience is part of co-creation-strategy with residents, companies and other organisations and stakeholders to initiate their role of supporting the city as a ‘Think Tank’.

The webinar was held on 14th March 2024 at 10:30.


Koen Timmerman, program-manager Climate,

Lies Debbaut, projectcoordinator Quai District/Re Value,

The recording can be viewed here.

This session, satellite event to the NEB Festival, aimed to review and discuss some specific projects with their authors who were awarded a NEB prize:

  • Xifré’s Rooftop: “Floating” Wild Garden

Award category (2021): Buildings renovated in a spirit of circularity

A heritage building rooftop in Barcelona was renovated with a dual purpose: architecture and ecology. Covering an early 19th-century block of ten buildings, this contemporary roof garden creates a “floating” wild space that enhances urban biodiversity and opportunities for social interaction between neighbours.

Speaker: Sergio Carratalá,, CEO and founder, MataAlta Design Studio


  • ERDEN PURE Walls

Award category (2021): Techniques, materials and processes for construction and design

The project from Austria uses prefabricated unstabilised rammed earth as a building material that is 100% natural and recyclable. The material is unstabilised because no cement is added to the mixture: this enables the walls, besides their natural, earthy look, to passively regulate indoor temperature and humidity. The raw material is excavated as waste product from local construction sites. ERDEN engages with local craftsmen, carpenters or ceramicists to co-design each solution.

Speaker: Martin Rauch, Founder and Managing Director, Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst GmbH

  • De Korenbloem housing project with ‘invisible care’

Award category (2022): Prioritising the places and people that need it the most

De Korenbloem is a housing project for vulnerable residents in Belgium. This “care campus” is designed for people with dementia, stroke-related disabilities, and somatic symptom disorder. It combines residential buildings with a network of facilities, such as day-care and a neighbourhood services centre. The project aims to advance adapted, multifunctional and socially integrated care systems that reduce isolation.

Speaker: Kristof Claeys, Managing director, De Korenbloem

Date: 16 April 2024.

The recording is available here.

This webinar is hosted by the BUILD UP platform

Is the New European Bauhaus compatible with a business approach?

Can we develop solutions that both embed the inspirational values of NEB – sustainable, beautiful, inclusive – and hit a competitive market?

The webinar explores these questions in company of three startups that developed NEB-by-design solutions, with the support of a dedicated mentoring and funding programme launched by the EIT Community NEB.

Natalia Vera, from Climate KIC, introduces the NEB Journey proposed by the EIT Community New European Bauhaus to support innovators and accelerate start-ups.

Then three startups present their projects, how the support received help them reach one step further, and what comes next:

  • Geoffrey Eberle introduces the NEST solution (Spain), a façade panel technology that creates living spaces for the fauna and flora within the urban environment, while improving building’s acoustic and thermal performance.
  • Anastasya Syvolob tells us about GEODESIC.LIFE, a Ukrainian startup that commercialises affordable prefabricated eco-friendly dome homes
  • Moujan Mahdian presents IMPERFECT (Belgium), an online platform enabling circular construction with streamlined audits of reclaimed materials and integrated environmental impact tracking.

Participants finally propose recommendations for entrepreneurs and applicants wishing to follow their path.

View the recording here.

To achieve 2050 targets, buildings’ energy needs must be reduced massively to improve their energy performance in line with the Energy Efficiency First Principle. To that end, existing buildings need to transform into energy-efficient buildings, with a circular approach and a reduction of whole life-cycle carbon. But they also have to better answer occupants needs and account for social inclusion.

A number of EU funded projects are currently developing and demonstrating solutions for the deep renovation of buildings, to unlock the EU Renovation Wave. They develop different types of innovative renovation packages, circular and digitalised approaches, as well as novel business models and marketplaces.

This webinar gives you the opportunity to meet 5 of those projects and discuss how their innovations go beyond energy efficiency and embrace the values of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics.

The participating projects are:

  • REHOUSE: Sustainable, inclusive and aesthetical renovation: experience from ReHOUSE Italian demonstration
  • DRASTIC: Towards circular renovation solutions in Germany and Estonia – case studies of individual housing and apartment buildings
  • E-SAFE: Harmonizing Resilience, Sustainability, and Inclusion: The e-SAFE Project’s Approach for Aesthetic, Energy -Efficient, and Earthquake-Safe Co-Designed Renovations
  • InCUBE: Solutions and processes to make the renovation sustainable, inclusive and aesthetical
  • FORTESIE: Digital currency powered Smart PerFORrmance contracTs for Efficiency, Sustainable, Inclusive, Energy use

Date: 4th June 2024 – 12:00

Registration link here

Did you hear about the NEB Compass and the NEB toolbox that help implement the New Bauhaus principles when design a project?

That is what we intend to discuss during this session.

Draft date: September 2024

Based on the outcome of all previous sessions, this final webinar aims to discuss how research and education should evolve to better embed and transmit the values and practices of the New Bauhaus.

Draft date: October 2024

The overall draft planning is synthetised below – don’t hesitate to share!