The IBA’27

Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart

How do we want to live?

A ten-year journey of shared discovery is under way with the aim of making the Stuttgart urban region a liveable, sustainable place. Ideas around what should be completed, used and exhibited for the presentation year of the Inter­national Building Exhibition in 2027 – 100 years after the Weissenhof – raise a whole host of questions. How do we want to live together in the Stuttgart Region in the coming decades? How can we build futureproof homes? How can cities, villages and settlements in Stuttgart’s highly industrialised metropolitan region meet the challenges posed by social, technological and ecological change?

International Showcase

The exhibition locations for IBA’27 are buildings and infrastructures that make the transformation in the Stuttgart urban region visible and tangible: homes and neighbourhoods that mix uses and different aspects of life, thus bringing people closer together. Small and large building blocks for the city that create urban density and celebrate the public sphere. Landscapes that bring human use and ecology into harmony with each other.

IBA’27: Illustration (IBA’27 / L2M3 / Max Guther)
Credits: IBA’27 / L2M3 / Max Guther

Reinvention of an urban region

What all of the IBA’27 projects have in common is the desire to achieve a respectful approach to materials, spaces and social relationships. The projects arise from the transformation of mere commercial or residential areas or from the reinvention of monofunctional large-scale structures from the 1960s and 1970s on the way to the mixed-use Productive City. They involve turning public transport hubs into urban meeting places or seeking to win back the rivers as a space for living and connecting links that forge the identity of the region. They also encompass the renewal of the Werkbund settlement in Stuttgart Weissenhof and its redevelopment for residents, the academic community and the general public.

IBA’27 belongs to the people

IBA’27 is an open, dialogue-based format for everyone in the Stuttgart Region. Specialist forums on the topics of politics and society, economy and mobility, planning and building as well as research and technology collate the architectural and urban planning expertise present in the Stuttgart Region. Working groups explore individual topics in further detail and provide important impetus for the work of the IBA projects.


The International Building Exhibition is managed by IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart GmbH. The partners are the City of Stuttgart, Verband Region Stuttgart (an organisation of local authorities in the Stuttgart Region) and the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH), the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects and the University of Stuttgart. An international board of trustees oversees the qualification process and makes recommendations to the IBA’27 supervisory board regarding projects for inclusion. The director, Andreas Hofer, is responsible for the content.

IBA’27: Illustration (IBA’27 / L2M3 / Max Guther)
Credits: IBA’27 / L2M3 / Max Guther


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