Internationale Bauausstellung

IBA – Not just a building exhibition
IBA develop model solutions
IBA 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 IBA broke new ground with their built architecture, IBA 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 IBA 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.