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This is how Ukraine plans to get its Bauhaus in order after the ...


This is how Ukraine plans to get its Bauhaus in order after the war

The only good thing to come out of the invasion is that the Russians have flattened a lot of hideous Soviet architecture

Laura Millan Lombrana

Ukrainian officials and architects are already thinking about how to rebuild cities torn by the Russian invasion in a way that is also respectful to the environment and helps fight climate change. 

Mariupol city hall officials have started to assess the damage caused by Russian shelling as a first step to rebuild the city once the war is over, deputy mayor Sergei Orlov told an audience in Brussels at the New European Bauhaus festival, running until Saturday in several European cities. A coalition of Ukrainian and international experts in urban planning, heritage, energy and the circular economy is working towards the same goal. 

“We will reconstruct Ukraine; we have to do that and we will,” European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said at the festival. “It’s not only in our interest, it’s our moral obligation to do that — but when we are reconstructing Ukraine, let’s do it the right way, let’s do it in the spirit of the New European Bauhaus.” ..

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