Accompanying Processes


From the very beginning, in addition to the development and qualification of IBA-Candidate projects, IBA_Vienna also included projects and schemes that were suitable for either providing valuable impulses for the content orientation of IBA_Vienna, or that made it possible to specifically address specific population groups and invite them into the overall process. In addition, it was always necessary to take a closer look at individual topics in the form of studies or analyses in order to prepare for further steps, to support the candidate projects in terms of quality assurance or to address new actors with a fresh and critical view.

These activities have proven to be very important for the overall development of IBA_Vienna, which is why they should be made visible in the overall context of this international building exhibition.

Some accompanying processes have at least a temporary local reference and can therefore be located, but many are primarily of thematic or general importance for the future of social housing or took place in the form of events and discussions.


Block Renewal in the 15th District

Kids and teenagers have specific requirements in regards to their housing environment especially in the urban areas dating from the fin de siècle “Gründerzeit”. Two block refurbishment areas in the 15th district are testing grounds for new measures.

Charter on Sustainable Housing

The "UN Charter on Sustainable Housing" has been adopted by unanimity in autumn 2015 by the delegates of over 50 Member States. The Charter states four major principles for socially sustainable housing: ecology, economy.

Experimental Housing

The research project takes a close look on different types of “self-built projects” and evaluates the possibilities of integrating self-building concepts in the system of subsidized housing in Vienna.

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.

IBA meets School

Housing in Vienna is a very complex subject. The IBA_Vienna developed therefore together with the Vienna City School Council teaching resources in order to give to pupils an insight to the housing issue. Enough reason for an IBA school project.

Ich brauche Platz!

Berresgasse Neu Leopoldau Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung

A disused public bus becomes an experimental space for young people!

Living Lab

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

living::sounds – living::moves

living::sounds living::moves - Kinderprogramm am Educult Aktionstag

living::sounds – living::moves is a participative theater and music project in the Sonnwendviertel quarter focusing on the IBA-Vienna theme of “New Social Housing”.

Project Lebensräume

The project "Lebensräume" (habitats) undertakes an attempt to approach the topic of "space" through discussion and parallel project development.