• IBA Areas of action
    • StadtLand locations – the IBA in Thuringia

      Togehter with some 270 collaborators, the IBA Thüringen designs and develops projects in the urban and rural provinces of Thuringia. The theme of the IBA is StadtLand: the patchwork pattern of small-scale towns and villages found throughout much of Thuringia, and the potential and challenges that the diverse relationships between town and country bring with them. The IBA Thüringen aims to recast the province as a place of progressive innovation and an experimental laboratory for the future.

      The IBA projects and candidates are grouped according to their focus and goals under one of three key areas of action: BUILD: Modern Province; DEVELOP: Collective Responsebility; and, REUSE: Vacant Properties. 

      So far, 19 projects have reached project status. By the end of 2019, six of these were completed: The Chapel of St Anna in Krobitz, the Sommerfrische Holiday Apartment in Döschnitz, the Sh/leep barn in Bedheim, the Timber Prototype House in Apolda, the Wayside Church-Hostel in Neustadt am Rennsteig, and the Railway Station in Rottenbach.

  • Apolda, Eiermannbau
    • Open Factory eng.

      Open factory!

      The IBA first began using the vacant Eiermannbau in Apolda as a provisional studio, exhibition space and artists’ residence in summer 2016. In May 2018 we moved into the Eiermannbau and have embarked on developing the IBA project as an Open Factory. If you need a work space, a studio space or just a cool location, just contact us! kontakt@open-factory.de


      Die Open Factory bietet Gemeinschaft und Individualität gleichermaßen. Sie spricht vor allem solche Nutzerinnen und Nutzer an, die über ihr eigenes Unternehmen hinaus eine kreative Nachbarschaft suchen und aktiv daran mitwirken wollen.
  • International Building Exhibitions
    • International Building Exhibition

      International Building Exhibitions (IBA) are a special format of urban and regional development. They are hallmarks of national building and planning culture. For more than a century now, these experimental fields are bringing the current issues of planning and building into the focus of national and international discussion.

      IBA are constantly reinventing themselves, following no standardized format or procedure. While the first IBA broke new ground with their built architecture, International Building Exhibitions in their spatial dimension and social significance have changed considerably since then: Today, IBA are building culture exhibitions that, in addition to aesthetic and technological aspects, increasingly incorporate complex social, economic and ecological issues into their work.