Mid-September 2020, the European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen announced the New European Bauhaus, a movement intended to be a bridge between the world of science and technology and the world of art and culture. It is bringing the #EUGreenDeal to life and to develop an aesthetic for the green transformation.
In a joint statement, planning organisations from the creative sector, among them the Architect's Council of Europe (ACE), welcome the initiative put forward by the European Commission President as part of the Renovation Wave strategy. For ACE President, Georg Pendl, who initiated this collective project: "We were delighted to hear the President of the European Commission say: "But this – the renovation wave – is not just an environmental or economic project: it needs to be a new cultural project for Europe. This can be the start of a game-changing policy, as renovation isn’t seen as a technical issue only, but promotes a holistic approach, not only including the quality of the design, but putting it at the core."