Internationale Bau­aus­stellung

IBA – Not just a building exhibition
IBAs develop model solutions
IBAs are experimental research & development labs
IBA requires the courage to take risks
IBA is a unique temporary microcosm
IBAs trigger regional developments
IBA is an organised state of exception

International Building Exhibitions (IBA) have existed for over 100 years. They are planning and building experiments with an impact that extends far beyond their own time. While the first IBAs broke new ground with their built architecture, IBAs have changed substantially since then: Today, they are exhibitions of building culture that increasingly incorporate complex social, economic and ecological aspects, in addition to aesthetic and technological matters. Read more about IBA history.

Stakeholders from former and current IBAs formed the IBA meets IBA Network. The Network presents its experience, the history from 1901 until the present day and a selection of model projects on this website. All content is also available as an exhibition that can be used as a free resource.