IBA Meets Research


With the Vienna Housing Research (MA 50), the City of Vienna has for a long time had a recognized competence center for collecting and expanding knowledge about the complex matter of housing. The IBA_Vienna is closely linked to the Vienna Housing Research and sees itself as a learning system. Therefore, the scientific analysis, research and critical reflection of the thematic field “New Social Housing” has been of great importance from the very beginning.

These research findings and studies have grown to an impressive level during the IBA term. The publication series Contributions to IBA_Vienna comprises a total of about 40 volumes and many of its findings were concretely fed into practice in the next IBA projects. The spectrum ranges from fundamental aspects of residential construction to sociological analyses and the qualities of green and open space to accompanying studies of individual IBA projects. It is not uncommon for these research findings and analyses to have made the quality and potential of these projects possible in the first place.

In this way, a highly topical store of knowledge has been created, which is also valid beyond the term of the IBA_Vienna. All Contributions to IBA_Vienna can be downloaded from the IBA_Vienna website and are also available in print in a limited edition.


The city through a Female Lens

IBA Meets Research

What does the future of the city look like from a female perspective? The city through a Female Lens, curated by Katja Schechtner and Wojciech Czaja, explores this and many other questions.

Living Lab

IBA Meets Research

The project "Constructing the Commons" deals with the development and further development of commons based on the example of the IBA area Sonnwendviertel.



Please note, most of our events are held and documented in german.

Living Lab: Constructing the Commons

2018 IBA Meets Research Ausstellung Debate 24.09.2018 | 13:00 - 21:00 GB* ost, Stadtteilbüro f. d. Bezirke 3,4,5,10,11 | 1100 Wien

The IKA, Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the IBA_Vienna 2022, International Building Exhibition – New Social Housing cordially invite you to the the Project.

Frauen Bauen Stadt - The City Through a Female Lens: Exhibition

IBA Meets Research 2021 Ausstellung 10.05.2021 | 09:00 - 15.10.2021 | 19:00 Frauen Bauen Stadt | 1220 Wien

The exhibition "The city through the Female Lens" features 18 female architects, urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects and artists from all over the world with portraits and present their projects, their urban legacy and their ideas for the city of tomorrow.

IBA ResearchLab 2021: Contours of Postpandemic Social Housing

IBA Meets Research 2021 Symposium Digitale Vorträge & Online-Diskussionen 13.09.2021 | 14:00 - 18:00 online |

The symposium will gather positions from philosophy, social science, architecture and planning to explore the ways in which Covid-19 pandemic has affected housing and living situations, and what can emerge from this experience.

IBA ResearchLab 2021: Redefining the Home in the Postpandemic City

IBA Meets Research 2021 Vortrag Debate Digitale Vorträge & Online-Diskussionen 14.09.2021 | 19:30 - 22:00 TU Sky Lounge | 1060 Wien online |

Evening Lectures and Debate

Talk: Frauen Bauen Stadt. The city through a female lens

IBA Meets Research 2021 Vortrag Buchpräsentation 14.10.2021 | 18:30 - 20:30 die Angewandte | 1030 Wien

Frauen Bauen Stadt - The City Through a Female Lens takes a look at the city of tomorrow and explores the questions: To what extent will the city of the future be tailored to the wishes and needs of women? And what role do female architects and urban planners play in this?

IBA ResearchLab: Discussion event in the framework of the summer school

IBA Meets Research 2022 Diskussion Vortrag 14.09.2022 | 19:00 - 21:00 TU Wien, Kontaktraum | 1040 Wien

The discussion event of the last Summer School in the framework of the IBA_Vienna is dedicated to the economies of building and living. The event will be held in English.

Frauen Bauen Stadt: Curatorial Talk with Wojciech Czaja, Katja Schechtner and Sabina Riß

IBA Meets Research 2022 Vortrag 19.09.2022 | 18:00 - 20:00 IBA-Zentrum | 1200 Wien

The curators of "Frauen Bauen Stadt" Katja Schechtner, Wojciech Czaja and Sabina Riß take a look at the city of tomorrow and explore the question: How do urban planning and urban design present themselves in theory and practice from a female perspective?

IBA Researchlab: Launch of the New Social Housing Research Center and Book Presentation

IBA Meets Research 2022 Vortrag 13.10.2022 | 17:00 - 21:00 TU Wien, Kontaktraum | 1040 Wien

Launch of the Research Center New Social Housing and book presentation of the IBA ResearchLab with panel discussion and international guests.