International Building Exhibition

The IBA_Vienna 2022 is the first of its kind to be launched in Vienna. By organizing an International Building Exhibition (IBA), Vienna aims at developing proposals for future oriented solutions and approaches that are on the level of the challenges of our time.

The focus lays on “New Social Housing”. Everyday patterns related to ways of acting and procedures are to be reflected in order to evaluated how much they are still up-to and  if they are still accurate and eventually they will be renegotiated. Instruments and strategies in the areas of urban, housing and social policies will be interlinked in a new way. The IBA_Vienna will therefore pay its attentions to projects in new building areas as well as in the existing urban network which will also contribute to the social cohesion in the city.

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Frauen Bauen Stadt - Audio report by Radio für Stadtforschung

The program will be broadcast live on Radio Orange 94.0 (Vienna) on February 2, 2021 at 17:30 and can also be listened to via livestream or later in the CBA archive.

We wish you happy holidays and a good start into the new year!

A review of the year 2020 and an outlook on the next year can be found in our current newsletter:

IBA_Vienna visits Café Puls

Kurt Hofstetter, coordinator of IBA_Vienna, was a guest at Café Puls on September 16th. He spoke on TV about the future of the new social housing and about the exhibition "How will we live tomorrow?"

Please note that the video language is german.

Ganz schön viel los in der Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung!

Gleich mehrere Projekte starten diesen Sommer in diesem IBA-Quartier.

Neues soziales Wohnen - Positionen zur IBA_Wien

... ist im JOVIS-Verlag erschienen und bietet in Form von Beiträgen, Interviews und Tischgesprächen auf fast 350 Seiten eine breite Palette an Betrachtungen und Perspektiven von Beteiligten wie auch von außenstehenden Beobachter*innen zum Thema der IBA_Wien.


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The Settlement “Wiener Werkbundsiedlung”

The 70 houses of the settlement known as „Wiener Werkbundsiedlung“ have been built in the years 1930-1932 and are amongst the most important built examples of the Austrian modernist architecture.


Wolfganggasse The urban development area "Wolfganggasse" is a prime example of a new social neighborhood focussing offers for single parents.


Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung How can an existing large urban housing estate made be fit for future and adapted to today's living needs? This is one of the central questions that IBA_Vienna deals with in the neighborhood of Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost in Vienna-Favoriten.


OPENhauswirtschaft The building cooperative "die HausWirtschaft" sees itself as a space company that realises a building and roof company oriented towards the common good in a participative process. The focus is on the close connection between working and living.

Form Follows Paragraph

The goal of the research project „Form Follows Paragraph / Built Law. What standards do we need?” is to create an open discourse about possible changes of the regulatory framework which would help to achieve a “maximal minimum” for all.

Quartier "An der Schanze"

An der Schanze The "An der Schanze" property developers' competition tendered started in February 2019. In a two-stage, dialog-oriented procedure, the foundations were laid for a new, lively neighborhood with high living quality and an urban character.

Biotope City Wienerberg

Biotope City Wienerberg Climate adaptation measures in subsidized housing play an increasingly important role, but the principle of affordability must not be neglected. The Biotope City Wienerberg shows that dense development and effective greening are compatible.


Loft-Flügel The Loft-Flügel project creates affordable, socially sustainable and inclusive living and working spaces in the densely built-up urban area.


Apfelbaum "Apfelbaum" is a visionary real estate project. It is the objective of the project to function as a counter-model to exclusion and displacement by instead focusing on inclusion as a social attitude.


Waldrebengasse As a result of a developers’ competition of the 2018-2020 housing offensive, subsidized rental apartments in a timber construction will be built on a plot of land in Stadlau.


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Houseful: stand-up innovation*

16.09.2020 | 17:30 Yes, we all can feel it, summers in cities, like Vienna get sometimes unbearably hot. But let’s not complain like typical Viennese. Let’s focus on the solutions. How to counter “urban heat islands”? Professional inputs and a discussion with the audience will address the question how to oppose urban heat islands.

IBA ResearchLab 2020: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Social Housing – Bottom Up and Local Perspectives | Tag 2

08.09.2020 | 10:00


18.01.2021 | 18:00 At the invitation of the IBA ResearchLab New Social Housing, filmmakers Frank Hagen and Miae Son went to Vienna in search of local projects and initiatives that contribute to finding solutions to the consequences of climate change.

OPENhauswirtschaft - "Soziale Impulse durch kleinteilige Nutzungsmischung": Workshop*

06.10.2020 | 18:00 Bringen Klein- und Kleinstunternehmen als Gemeinschaft im Stadtteil (neue) soziale Impulse für die Gruppe und für den Stadtteil? Der Workshop bringt einschlägige Expert*innen an einen Tisch und ermöglicht Austausch zu den vielen Aspekten dieser Frage.

Freiraum im neuen sozialen Wohnbau: Diskussion*

12.10.2020 | 15:00 Die IBA_Wien Wohnbaufreiräume zeigen neue Ansätze, wie sozialen und ökologischen Herausforderungen auf innovative Weise begegnet werden kann. Eine Kooperation mit ÖGLA / Haus der Landschaft.

"Ich brauche Platz!" in der Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung

22.06.2020 | 16:00 Das Projekt "Ich brauche Platz!" ist nun zum dritten Mal in einem IBA-Quartier zu Gast und macht vom 22. Juni bis 29. Juli 2020 in der Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung in Favoriten Station.

"ICH BRAUCHE PLATZ!" Projektstart in Neu Leopoldau

07.09.2020 | 16:00 ICH BRAUCHE PLATZ! ist ein Kooperationsprojekt von TU Wien, KÖR Wien und IBA_Wien: Über das kreative Coworking erforschen Expert*innen gemeinsam mit Jugendlichen deren räumliche Bedürfnisse vor Ort.

"ICH BRAUCHE PLATZ!" in Neu Leopoldau

07.09.2020 | 16:00 ICH BRAUCHE PLATZ! ist ein Kooperationsprojekt von TU Wien, KÖR Wien und IBA_Wien: Über das kreative Coworking erforschen Expert*innen gemeinsam mit Jugendlichen deren räumliche Bedürfnisse vor Ort.

"Wir bauen ein Netzwerk – und werden konkret!": BAWO 2. Workshop*

12.10.2020 | 13:00 Leistbares Wohnen für alle ist eine der großen gesellschaftspolitischen Herausforderungen der Gegenwart. Das Ziel des Workshops der Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Wohnungslosenhilfe (BAWO) ist es ein konkretes Netzwerk der wichtigsten Player zu schaffen.

"In organising IBA_Vienna, the International Building Exhibition 2022, the City of Vienna is focusing on the innovative and further development of social housing. This is a continuation of a hundred years of successful tradition in social housing in order to actively shape outstanding new developments in the field of housing and housing construction.

In the fall of 2020, the exhibition "How will we live tomorrow?" provided an overview of the intermediate results of more than 100 innovative building projects and processes. Until the presentation year 2022, these will now be accompanied by IBA_Wien for the purpose of quality assurance and will finally be presented to the public after completion.

Kathrin Gaál, Deputy Mayor and City Councillor for Women and Housing