20 January 2021
EPF, LAUNCH THE NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS AND THE POTENTIAL THAT IT OFFERS TO NATURE-BASED WOOD MATERIAL
The European Commission has officially launched its New European Bauhaus movement as previously announced in the Renovation Wave Strategy.
In particular we focus on the European Commission’s statement that “nature-based materials such as wood can play a crucial role in the design of the New European Bauhaus as they can have a double benefit: stocking carbon emissions in buildings and avoiding emissions that would have been needed to produce conventional construction materials”.
The New European Bauhaus aims at nurturing a new European aesthetic that combines performance with inventiveness. It is an interdisciplinary project that will create experimental spaces where art, culture, science and technology can mingle, imagine, test and demonstrate new solutions helping to develop new markets. The New European Bauhaus will be set up in three phases: Design, Deliver and Diffuse.
From now until summer 2021, the Commission will conduct a broad participatory co-creation process for its “design”, with the aim of launching calls for proposals in all relevant programmes. EPF together with the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois) is delighted to have secured a meeting with the European Commission in early February 2021 to discuss our sector’s potential contribution to the New European Bauhaus.
It is our intention to use this to promote wood-based panels, in all their applications, as natural, sustainable, climate positive and therefore a perfect fit for the objectives of the New European Bauhaus.
For more information contact Mr Clive Pinnington, General Manager:
European Panel Federation (EPF)
24 Rue Montoyer
B-1000 Brussels / Belgium
Tel. +32 2 5562589