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.