simply IBA: IBA explained in a simple way

What is an IBA?

IBA is the abbreviation for Internationale Bauausstellung (International Building Exhibition). The tradition of Building Exhibitions has been existing for more than 100 years: in the middle of the 19th century it became customary to present innovations in building technology at world exhibitions. Since then there have been a number of International Building Exhibitions at irregular intervals. What they all have in common is that they have always been mirrors of their time in terms of social, technical and cultural trends and developments.

What is the IBA_Vienna?

The IBA_Vienna 2022 is the first International Building Exhibition to be launched in Vienna, Austria. The city of Vienna has set itself the task of developing groundbreaking solutions and approaches to the challenges of our time. The centre of the exhibition is the issue of "new social housing".

Who is the IBA_Vienna?

"The IBA_Vienna is everyone who actively participates in it."

The IBA_Vienna is considering itself as a process and platform with broad involvement of key players in social housing and neighborhood development - in addition to planning and execution, developers and financing, research and teaching, as well as politics and administration, it is primarily the Viennese population.

How does the IBA_Vienna proceed?

The IBA_Vienna is a multi-year process and lasts from 2016 to 2022. With a running time of seven years the IBA_Vienna is a rather short one, while most IBAs are running for 10 years or more. The candidates and neighborhoods of IBA_Vienna were defined until 2019. The intermediate results will be presented in 2020 and finally, in 2022, most of the projects will be finished to be visited as part of the final presentation.