“I am very pleased that the co-operation between low-carbon construction and architecture in the Nordic countries has been confirmed by the Commission. This is an excellent opening and an example of how the great challenges of our time, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, can be tackled through cooperation and the inclusion of different perspectives in a wide range of solutions, ”says the Minister. environment and climate change Emma Kari.
“Architecture, design, art and culture can be used to find new solutions to sustainable development issues. It is great that we are exploiting this potential in the framework of Nordic co-operation and at the same time looking for new ways to build sustainable and high-quality living environments, ”says the Minister of Science and Culture. Antti Kurvinen.
Everyone can take part in the Nordic Carbon Neutral Bauhaus. Finland’s participation in the project is coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The two-year project invites discussion on a sustainable built environment
The Nordic Carbon Neutral Bauhaus promotes how architecture, design and art should be used to achieve a carbon-neutral built environment in an inclusive way. Throughout our two-year roadmap, it provides an international platform for developing creative solutions for a climate-neutral, circular and socially inclusive built environment of the future.
The Nordic Bauhaus will be officially launched at the first New European Bauhaus festival in Brussels in early June 2022.
The common Nordic Bauhaus facilitates discussions:
- Connect with the public through Nordic democracy festivals.
- Organizing interdisciplinary discussions and events for decision-makers and stakeholders in the fields of construction, climate, culture and the environment.
- Organizing the Nordic Design Challenge for carbon-neutral construction and housing.
- Presentation of the work of the Nordic Bauhaus by participating in related exhibitions.
- Coordination and promotion of New European Bauhaus funding applications regionally in the Nordic countries through national contact points.
The project is based on the Declaration of the Nordic Ministers in Reykjavik in 2019 on the principles of low-carbon construction and the construction industry. Now the scope of the declaration is reflected in architecture, design and culture through common Nordic action.
Finland actively promoted the inclusion of Nordic views as part of the New European Bauhaus initiative during its presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021. At the end of 2021, the Nordic Ministers for Housing and Construction decided to support joint action on low-carbon construction. and the circular economy.
Source: Finnish Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Education and Culture
Source: The Nordic Page