Building exhibitions

Building exhibitions are a recognised and established instrument of urban development and urban planning. All projects contained in the sdg21.web database are listed under listed. Furthermore, you will find below a list of the building exhibitions in Europe known to me (New above). With the IBA Berlin in 1984 ecological building and with the Expo 2000 in Hannover sustainable building became important topics:

Time Name Description
2017-2022 IBA_Vienna 2022 Vienna International Building Exhibition - New Social Housing
2017-2027 IBA 2027 Stuttgart City Region 100 years after the Weißenhofsiedlung was built, the International Building Exhibition (IBA) 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart is to set internationally visible signs for building, living and working in the age of digitalisation, globalisation and climate change.
(not realized)
WerkBundStadt Berlin Around 1,100 new apartments on 2.8 hectares of land. 33 architectural firms hand-picked by the Werkbund, the site of a former tank farm in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The intention is not to create a new Werkbund housing estate, but a Werkbund city; a dense, urban quarter for living, living and working in Berlin. The project was cancelled at the end of 2018 because the new land owner was not interested.
2015-2019 BUGA 2019
19 renowned offices have designed the architecture for it. Size: 30 hectares, 3,500 residents
2013-2020 IBA Parkstad In the Dutch city region of Parkstad
2012-2023 IBA Thuringia Motto: "Change becomes cultural landscape".
2012-2022 IBA Heidelberg Under the motto Knowledge creates the city the IBA Heidelberg will take place from 2012 to 2022.
IBA Berlin 2020 (cancelled) IBA Berlin 2020 was planned, particularly with a view to open spaces and brownfield sites such as the former Tempelhof Airport and Tegel Airport, which was expected to close in 2013. Tempelhof Airport and Tegel Airport, which was expected to close in 2013, a third IBA was planned for Berlin. In 2011, an elaborated IBA concept before. After discussions, also about other locations than originally planned (resistance against Tempelhof buildings), the Senate decided in 2013 for cost reasons to IBA Berlin 2020 Cancelled.
2010-2020 IBA Basel 2020 With the IBA Basel 2020 (2010-2020), the trinational Basel city region has set itself the task of actively shaping the joint development of the region through cross-border projects.
2006-2013 IBA Hamburg
The IBA Hamburg (2006-2013) thematizes the growing together of the northern and southern parts of Hamburg under the slogan "Leap across the Elbe". The focus is therefore on the Elbe islands with the districts of Hamburg-Veddel and Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg between Norderelbe and Süderelbe with the final point south of the Elbe in the Harburg inland port in Hamburg-Harburg. At the same time, in conjunction with the IBA, the International Horticultural Show Hamburg 2013 (IGS) in Wilhelmsburg will take place. In 2010, the swimming pool built by Han Slawik was IBA Dock is used as the headquarters of the IBA office and as a contact point for IBA visitors.
2002-2010 IBA Urban Redevelopment
With the International Building Exhibition Urban Redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010 (2003-2010), the state government of Saxony-Anhalt, in cooperation with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the state development company SALEG, is attempting, under the guiding theme of "New Perspectives for Cities in Transition", to permanently implement an efficient and affordable infrastructure in a total of 19 cities in Saxony-Anhalt whose problems are often high unemployment, people moving away and suburbanisation. The IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 is particularly concerned with the phenomenon of shrinking cities.
2000-2010 IBA Fürst-Pückler-Land Guiding theme "Landscape". In Lusatia, millions of cubic metres of earth are being moved and new lakes created as part of lignite mining and landscape restoration. Part of this process of change are industrial buildings, mining equipment, factory settlements and large-scale industrial sites, for which new regulations have to be found.
2000 Expo 2000
Expo-Settlement in Hannover-Kronsberg
1994 IGA 1994
Building exhibition "Living 2000" for the IGA Federal Garden Show 1994
1989-1999 IBA Emscher Park One outstanding example worldwide was the International Building Exhibition Emscher Park. The entire region of heavy industry between Duisburg and Dortmund, with many wastelands often contaminated with toxic substances, was transformed into a modern residential, cultural and recreational landscape with ecological aspirations.
1980-1982 documenta urbana Created in the context of "documenta 7" 1982
1979-1987 IBA Berlin 1984 Focus on "Cautious Urban Renewal" and "Critical Reconstruction
1957 Interbau Berlin Focus on "Reconstruction of the Hansa Quarter".
1932 Werkbundsiedlung Vienna To the original 70, heute 64 single-family houses were built by 31 architects (including one female architect) from Germany and abroad. At its opening it was described as the "largest building exhibition in Europe
1929 Werkbundsiedlung Dammerstock Karlsruhe 228 apartments the exhibition "Dammerstock housing estate, the utility apartment". On display are 30 modern, functionally designed and furnished small apartments.
1927 Weissenhofsiedlung Stuttgart 33 cubic flat-roofed houses were built, as a Werkbund exhibition on the theme of "The Dwelling".
The exhibition director was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who invited the then 17 "most characteristic representatives of the modern movement" from five countries to build in Stuttgart. Among them were the Dutchman Mart Stam, the Dessau Bauhaus director Walter Gropius, experienced settlement architects such as the Rotterdam city architect J.J.P. Oud, representatives of organic building such as Hans Scharoun and old masters of modern architecture such as Peter Behrens.
1913 International Building Exhibition
in Leipzig
Of the extensive exhibition buildings, only a hall built to a design by Wilhelm Kreis has survived on the exhibition grounds, which is known today as the People's Palace, as well as the residential buildings erected as reference objects by nine architects in the neighbouring garden suburb of Marienbrunn.
1909 Garden City Hellerau
Address: Markt, 01109 Hellerau
Shortly after the creation of the first garden city in England, the first German estate also celebrated its founding in Dresden over 100 years ago. The Hellerau estate can be traced back to the initiative of furniture manufacturer Karl Schmidt, whose name is still associated with the Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau today. All in all, the garden city of the architect Richard Riemerschmid is a modern piece of urban history despite its romanticizing approach. In addition to Riemerschmid, Heinrich Tessenow, Hermann Muthesius and Kurt Frick, as well as Theodor Fischer, were among the renowned architects who designed entire streets or at least rows of houses in Hellerau. During the time of its construction, Hellerau, like only the garden city of Margarethenhöhe in Essen, was exempt from all building regulations by government decree.
1901 Mathildenhöhe
The first International Building Exhibition took place in Darmstadt in 1901. It was initiated by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig. It is considered a milestone of German Art Nouveau.


IBA Hamburg and M:AI Museum Architektur und ingenieurkunst NRW (2013): IBA meets IBA. An exhibition on the 100-year history of the International Building Exhibitions. Gelsenkirchen/Hamburg

BMVBS (2011): The future of international building exhibitions. Workshop: Praxis Heft 74, Berlin