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Dr Orla Murphy Appointed to EU New European Bauhaus High-level Roundtable

Published: Monday, 08 March, 2021

Congratulations to Earth Institute member and assistant professor Orla Murphy from the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy for her recent appointment to the EU New European Bauhaus high-level roundtable. Orla is also the Co-Director of the UCD Centre for Irish Towns (CfiT), an Earth Institute strategic priority project, and owner of Custom Architecture, a collaborative micro-practice focused on design, research and public engagement with architecture.

The European Bauhaus initiative was launched in 2020 by Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, to serve as a driving force to bring the European Green Deal to life. Designed as an interdisciplinary and creative space where architects, artists, students, scientists, engineers and designers collaborate to implement the European Green Deal, the European Bauhaus movement will focus on sustainability, accessibility and aesthetics. Orla is one of eighteen practitioners who will serve as a community ambassador for the New European Bauhaus.

Over the next few years, five European Bauhaus projects will be created within the European Union and provide a starting point for a European and worldwide network that maximizes economic, ecological and social impact. All projects will commit to sustainability and focus on varying topics ranging from natural building materials to resource-efficient digital innovation.