New European Bauhaus - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

New European Bauhaus

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe joins with its expertise and broad net of collaborators the European Commission ambition intention to create a new European Bauhaus Movement. We are engaged in the participatory co-creation process together with throughout a network of thinkers, planners, architects, designers, entrepreneurs, students and citizens working together to develop innovative sustainable projects and solutions for an inclusive, sustainable and quality environment for life.

With the aim to include a cultural dimension on the journey to a sustainable future the European Commission proposes a new European Bauhaus inspired on the hundred years ago Bauhaus where architecsts and designers as Walter Gropius, Mariane Brandt, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gunta Stozl, Marcel Breuer, Lilly Reich or Anni Albers took up the challenge of re-building Europe to improve quality of life for all in a crucible of economic and social transformation.

Until summer 2021 we will join the design phase by creating dialogue with our networking stakeholders to explore ideas that may be used by the European Commission to shape the movement. If you are interested in being part of it please email us at In the second half of 2021 the movement will be delivered and implement five New European Bauhaus projects in different EU Member States. In a third phase EU has planned to disseminate and promote a network of Bauhaus’ with different features, always keeping in mind the transformation towards living together sustainably.


New European Bauhaus – An open conversation
7-5-2021 2021, 10:30-13:30 (CEST)
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion + You Tube

Fundació Mies van der Rohe invites you, along with the European Commission, and in the framework of Architecture Week of Barcelona, to take part in an open conversation on the New European Bauhaus.

How can we bring reality closer to the dream of a new beautiful/sustainable/together world? What would you suggest to make a new Bauhaus possible?  We want you to take part as well: please send your questions about the NEB to  and we will forward them to the people in charge of the initiative.



“New European Bauhaus – An open conversation” consists of three sessions held in three languages, all with simultaneous translation with subtitles and broadcasted in streaming on the YouTube channel of Fundació Mies van der Rohe.

10:30 h → Introduction 


Anna Ramos
Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Janet Sanz
Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Ecology and Mobility of Barcelona City Council

Ángeles Benítez Salas
Director of Representation
European Commission– Spain


Ruth Reichstein,
I.D.E.A Advisory Board to the President –
European Comission


Ruth Reichstein + Anna Ramos + forum YouTube

Break → Video screening of the winning work of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 -Transformation of 530 dwellings – Grand Parc Bordeaux (Lacaton & Vassal architects + Frédéric Druot Architecture + Cristophe Hutin Architecture)

11:10 → Round table 

Anna Ramos
Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Marcos Ros
Member of the European Parliament

Round table

Mercè Segú
Executive Director Art Directors Club of Europe – Barcelona

Isabel Roig
Executive Director Barcelona. Centre de Disseny – Barcelona

Idoia Postigo
General deputy director Bilbao Metropoli 30 – Bilbao

Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia
Director Conexiones improbables–Vitoria/Gasteiz

Guillem Camprodon
FabLabBcn/Distributed Design Platform

Javier Peña
Director General Elisava – Barcelona

Francisco Pinto
Director ETS Arquitectura Sevilla – Sevilla

Mercè Luz
Chief of Culture and Leisure Department Fundación ONCE – Madrid

Miguel Tito
Director La Pinada Lab – València

Monica Sanchez-Robles/Juan Urquiola
Ras de Terra – Cáceres

Rocío Mosquera
Manager at Galaria Servicio Gallego Salud –Santiago de Compostela

Clara Montero
Cultural Director Tabakalera – Donostia/San Sebastián

Jesus Bayarri
Project Director, Trebe – Valencia

Laura Clèries
Director of Elisava Research

Mònica Bonafonte
FAD General Director

Jose María Lasalle, Director of the Foro de Humanismo Tecnológico, and Anna Ramos (FMvdR) will moderate the second part of the round table, posing cross questions to the lecturers and opening giving entry to questions from YouTube forum.

Brake → Video screening of the winning work of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017 – DeFlat Kleiburg Amsterdam (XVW architectuur + NL Architects)

12:35 → Debate


Laura Rahola
Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona


Assumpció Puig
Dean of Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya

Xavier Matilla
Chief Architect of the Barcelona City Council

Maite Arrondo
Institut Municipal de l’Habitage i Rehabilitació

Vicente Guallart
Director IaaC

Salvador Ordóñez
CEO de World Wood Future

Mercè Segú
Executive Director Art Directors Club of Europe

Isabel Roig
Executive Director Barcelona Centre de Disseny

Guillem Camprodon
FabLabBcn/Distributed Design Platform

Javier Peña
Academic Director Elisava

Mònica Bonafonte
FAD General Director

Mariana Palumbo
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Nada Tozija
TransfoLAB BCN

Debate moderated by Laura Rahola and Anna Ramos to share ideas and good practices and to visibilize the challenges of the new Bauhaus from the specific perspective of a dense and socially complex Mediterranean city. Open to questions from the YouTube forum