Portuguese projects win New European Bauhaus awards

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The 20 winners have been announced, two of whom are Portuguese.

Two Portuguese project shavew on the New European Bauhaus award, the European Commission announced in a statement on Monday. Among the 20 laureates revealed by the Commission are the projects ‘Urban_MYCOskin’ and ‘Hydroscape Lisbon’, in the ‘Rising Stars of the New European Bauhaus’ strand.

Urban_MYCOskin is “focused on the valorization of waste, transforming it into useful and environmentally friendly materials” and won the ‘Developing a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life-cycle thinking’ category.

Hydroscape Lisbon, “which explores the role of water in climate resilience and community space in the city”, was runner-up in the ‘Reconnecting with nature’ category.

“These awards reward outstanding projects and initiatives that combine sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics, demonstrating how the European Green Deal transition can, in practice, enrich the lives of people and communities. The prizes are awarded in four categories and two strands: one for established projects (the ‘Champions of the New European Bauhaus’) and another for promising initiatives by younger candidates (the ‘Rising Stars of the New European Bauhaus’),” reads the statement.

This year’s edition also included a “special” prize for projects to “rebuild Ukraine”. It also had “a strong emphasis on EU regions facing socio-economic constraints or ecological transition challenges”.

The awards were presented on Friday, April 12, at a ceremony at the New European Bauhaus Festival, by the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, and the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Iliana Ivanova, in the presence of Vsevolod Chentsov, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the European Union.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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