The New European Bauhaus Academy Pioneer Hub for Sustainable Built Environments with Renewable Materials
The New European Bauhaus Academy Pioneer Hub for Sustainable Built Environments with Renewable Materials (NEBAP Hub) is a newly established university centre focusing on sustainable built environments that are regenerative and inclusive spaces that minimise environmental impacts through decarbonisation and lead to positive societal and economic impacts, including health and wellbeing. Non-exhaustively this includes design and use considering beauty and functionality, land and material use (natural renewable materials emphasis), user perspectives and co-creation, low environmental impacts via circular principles (construction, maintenance, life-extending solutions, and deconstruction for reuse).
The NEBAP Hub at UP will be:
- offering off- and online trainings for the construction ecosystem through the use of bio-based materials, digital technologies, and increased circularity in order to accelerate decarbonisation of homes and buildings in Europe and beyond;
- promoting green, digital, and inclusive transition within the construction ecosystem through the use of bio-based materials;
- uniting pre-existing learning modules for the construction eco-system;
- closely collaborating with the New European Bauhaus (NEB) Community.
NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS – NEB
The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. It calls on all of us to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls:
- Enriching, inspired by art and culture, responding to needs beyond functionality.
- Sustainable, in harmony with nature, the environment, and our planet.
- Inclusive, encouraging a dialogue across cultures, disciplines, genders and ages.
By creating bridges between different backgrounds, cutting across disciplines and building on participation at all levels, the New European Bauhaus inspires a movement to facilitate and steer the transformation of our societies along three inseparable values:
- Sustainability, from climate goals to circularity, zero pollution, and biodiversity;
- Aesthetics, quality of experience and style beyond functionality;
- Inclusion, from valuing diversity to securing accessibility and affordability.
To make the European Green Deal a success while maintaining the competitiveness of the European construction and building ecosystem, there must be a transition to a sustainable, digital, and inclusive future within the ecosystem. The New European Bauhaus (NEB) is a major factor in this transition and is taking steps to accelerate and support change. A further important initiative on this path is the New European Bauhaus Academy.
NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS ACADEMY – NEB Academy
As one flagship initiative of the European Year of Skills, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative launches the NEB Academy on skills for sustainable construction, that will accelerate up-skilling and re-skilling in the construction ecosystem to support the transition from an extractive, mineral-based and fossil hydrocarbon-fuelled construction economy to a regenerative bio-economy and circular system of material reuse.
To promote inter-regional exchange of skills and best practices, the NEB Academy encourages the creation of NEB Academy Pioneer Hubs, and University of Primorska is proud to take a leading role in the European Commission’s initiatives to accelerate the transformation of the construction sector for a more sustainable future, therefore it established the NEBAcademy Pioneer Hub for Sustainable Built Environments with Renewable Materials (NEBAP Hub) of the University of Primorska.
The trainings include the following topics: design, materials, buildings, circular economy, cultural heritage, and digitalization of built environment. They are provided for national and international ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) professionals, citizens and cultural actors, policy makers, students and educators, investors, insurers, standardization bodies. The trainings are tailored to the identified gaps and needs, which are to be obtained through the survey on knowledge gaps and needs of the construction ecosystem throughout Europe – support the NEBAP Hub and fill in the questionnaire at the link below:
The New European Bauhaus Academy Pioneer Hub for Sustainable Built Environments with Renewable Materials (NEBAP Hub)
Head Office: Titov trg 4, 6000 Koper, Slovenia
Operational Premises: InnoRenew CoE, Livade 6a, 6310 Izola
Head: prof. dr. Andreja Kutnar
- NEBAP Hub Head, Dr. Andreja Kutnar (UP IAM),
- Dr. Anna Sandak (UP Famnit),
- Dr. Neža Čebron Lipovec (UP FHŠ),
- Dr. Štefan Bojnec (UP FM),
- Dr. Rok Prislan (UP Famnit).
- NEBAP Hub Head, Dr. Andreja Kutnar (UP IAM),
- Dr. Philipp Misselwitz (Bauhaus Earth, Germany),
- Dr. Uwe Kies (InnovWood, Belgium),
- Dr. Matti Kuittinen (Aalto University, Finland),
- Frida Knutsson (RISE, Sweden),
- Stefan Leitner (HolzBau, Austria),
- Dr. Jan Wurm (Arup, Belgium),
- Dr. Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak (Lodz University of Technology, Poland),
- Dr. Jakub Sandak (University of Primorska, Slovenia).
The project Green, Digital & Inclusive University of Primorska (GDI UP) is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the European Union – NextGenerationEU. The project is implemented in accordance with the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) under the development area Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, component Strengthening competencies, in particular digital competencies and those required by the new professions and the green transition (C3 K5), for the investment measure Investment F. Implementation of pilot projects, the results of which will serve as a basis for the preparation of a roadmap for the reform of higher education for a green and resilient transition to a Society 5.0: project Pilot Projects for the Reform of Higher Education for a Green and Resilient Transition.