IBA Thüringen


Until 2023, the International Building Exhibition (IBAIBA Internationale Bauausstellung) Thuringia, together with its partners, will develop resource-conscious projects with values oriented towards the common good in and for Thuringia: innovative, experimental, to imitate.

StadtLand (UrbanRural) is the theme of the IBA Thuringia; it describes the small-scale settlement structure in the Free State of Thuringia and the interactions between city and country.

The IBA Thuringia activates vacancies in the state. It supports space entrepreneurs and new forms of cooperation between the administration, business and civil society. And it realizes experimental new buildings and makes building culture the trademark of Thuringia.

IBA Thuringia networks, advises and motivates the 53 project sponsors, supports cooperative processes and promotes excellent design. Its aim is to rethink Thuringia as a place of progress and an experimental laboratory for the future with projects on conversion, new construction and DIY. Since 2018, the IBA Thuringia has had its headquarters in Apolda and is developing the Open Factory in Eiermannbau on its own initiative.

In 2019, IBA Thüringen’s interim stand was presented in an exhibition at the Eiermannbau Apolda. 2023 is the finale of the IBA Thuringia. The results and findings of the IBA processes gained so far will be presented to the public and are to be incorporated into the actions of politics and administration, civil society and companies.

IBA Thüringen GmbHGmbH GmbH was founded in 2012 by resolution of the Thuringian state government. The Free State of Thuringia is the sole shareholder. It is mainly financed by the state budget, and IBA projects enjoy priority funding in the state. Marta Doehler-Behzadi has been managing director of IBA Thuringia since 2014.

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