International Building Exhibitions (IBAIBA Internationale Bauausstellung) are a special format of urban and regional development. They are hallmarks of national building and planning culture. For more than a century now, these experimental fields are bringing the current issues of planning and building into the focus of national and international discussion. IBA stand for high standards.

IBA are constantly reinventing themselves, following no standardized format or procedure. While the first IBA broke new ground with their built architecture, International Building Exhibitions in their spatial dimension and social significance have changed considerably since then: Today, IBA are building culture exhibitions that, in addition to aesthetic and technological aspects, increasingly incorporate complex social, economic and ecological issues into their work.

Under the umbrella brand “International Building Exhibitions” you will find information on IBA in the course of time, created on the initiative of the German Federal Government.