In Desire, we experiment with creating sustainable, attractive, and inclusive urban spaces. Our goal is to present an ambitious and innovative way forward, where art, design, and architecture play key roles in exploring an irresistible circular society. Have a look at our 2-pager!
In Riga, the municipality plans to renovate an old block of flats. Through the Desire project, the municipality involves the citizens in the process of creating green surroundings, where nature plays a major role. Recently, the municipality invited citizens to a workshop.
During the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH first in July in Copenhagen, Denmark visitors from 135 countries could meet the Desire project in two panel debates about the New European Bauhaus initiative and our goals. Here you find the two videos from the panel debates, our new Invitation Paper about New European Bauhaus Economy, our brand new Desire presentation video, and articles where we sum up the debates.
By co-creating with residents from all walks of life, our partners can create visions for an equitable and sustainable future; one that is not just for the few, but includes everyone. - All Desire partners visited Wildemanbuurt in Amsterdam in May 2023.
How do you manage rainwater in an area that is sometimes affected by flooding, other times by drought? Our partner organisations are looking at these challenges.
At the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 a Desire panel debate discussed the need for fundamental transformation at speed and scale. Takeaways - among others - were buildings to last for more than 200 years, sharing community, the belief in the power of stories and the wish of turning the built environment into the biggest hero.
In Ljubljana, Slovenia, our two partners BTC City and CER Sustainable Business Network work on transforming the big BTC area into a vibrant and environmentally friendly urban space.
The New European Bauhaus brings both design and culture into the green transition, says MEP Ciarán Cuffe. He visited a Desire session at UIA - World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen.
The New Bauhaus movement will need to fundamentally transform our world. The transformation requires a New Bauhaus economy. This paper seeks to open spaces for the necessary cross-sectoral dialogues. How can we act at the scale and speed required? How can we recast our everyday world in a systematic and agile way?
New sustainability standards call for a new aesthetic. Or do they? Join us, as we take a deeper look at architectural value and discuss what’s worth preserving and transforming.
VIDEO from UIA - World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen July 5, 2023. This panel debate brings together leading European actors driving systemic transition of European built environments across public and private sectors. How to leverage our collective force to transition, at the scale and speed that is needed? The panel discussed how these fundamental changes will go hand in hand with the way we transform our cities and design our future.
Are we ready for a new set of aesthetic values? How do we make it desirable to change? And should we consider beautiful as a luxury that does not harmonize very well with our planet's climate challenges? In a Desire panel debate at the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023, our panel discussed the green transition for a full auditorium.
How can the sense of belonging lead to a green transition? In our short intro film for Desire, you can get a quick insight into our New European Bauhaus project.
More than 10,000 guests and presenters are expected to visit the UIA World Congress of Architects first in July 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you take part in the architecture congress you can also meet Desire. We have two panel debates - MONDAY 3 JULY & WEDNESDAY 5 JULY.
The New European Bauhaus initiative from the European Union has appointed six lighthouse demonstrators – including Desire. In addition, Craft has been established to support cities in designing and deploying Climate City Contracts based on the experience from CrAFt’s Sandbox Cities and 60 reference cities. Have a look.
Five debates regarding New European Bauhaus and Desire. With our partners Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and The Royal Danish Academy.
Writing workshop in the Garden Caretaker's Greenhouse. The work with Desire has already come a long way.
The city is clearly ready for a cultural change; people are excited about the great potential and optimistic about how.
Focus on the potential in New European Bauhaus in Milan.
Involving citizens in the green transition locally and in respect of the original history and nature of the location.
The aim of DESIRE is to start an architectural movement based on cohesion and equality.
The 24 partners in DESIRE met in Copenhagen for the official kick-off.
DESIRE will create a movement that sets new standards and develops methods for transforming urban spaces.
During the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH first in July in Copenhagen, Denmark visitors from 135 countries could meet the Desire project in two panel debates about the New European Bauhaus initiative and our goals. Here you find the two videos from the panel debate, our new Invitation Paper about New European Bauhaus Economy, our brand new Desire presentation video, and articles where we sum up the debates.
Strada Cuorgnè, 109, 10156 Torino TO, Italy
Water Saving Camps
Cascina Falchera - an urban farming and educational area on the outskirts of the City of Turin - aims to regenerate the area through circularity principles and as part of an innovative urban regeneration movement to support the local community and reconnect people, especially the young generations, with natural spaces and the biodiversity and historical as well as and environmental values of the site.
As a new initiative, our partners work with water. The first of five water camps took place in July, 2023. The upcoming dates are here:
- October to be confirmed.
(Earlier events: - 6 September and 9 September 2023)
Desire - get a quick overview of the EU project
Desire will create a movement that sets new standards and develops methods for transforming urban spaces