The road to IBA’27

The road to IBA’27

IBA’27 sees itself an open, dialogue­based format for everyone in the Stuttgart Region. Back in 2016, approximately five hundred figures from the local community, politics and administration, planning, architecture, culture and business took part in the participatory platform process to select topics for IBA’27. Organised by Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation, WRS) on behalf of the regional assembly, they came up with the key themes for IBA’27 in events and workshops. These are: the building culture of a New Modernism, integrated neighbourhoods, new technologies for a liveable city region as well as the search for a regional identity that transcends borders.

Credits: Christian Hass

The platform process created the framework for broad political and social consensus on IBA’27. With large majorities, the committees of the City of Stuttgart and Stuttgart Region together with the University of Stuttgart and the Baden­Württemberg Chamber of Architects founded IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart GmbH and commissioned it with the organisation and implementation of the building exhibition.

The outcomes of the IBA platform are documented in the Memorandum IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart, which was published in the Stuttgart Wagenhallen at the closing event of the platform on October 11, 2016.

Credits: Christian Hass

Events of IBA Platform (2016)

(documentation available in German only)

Buchcover: Auf dem Weg zur IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart

The Book

In 2019 the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation published a book about the preparations for IBA’27 (German only):

»Auf dem Weg zur IBA 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart«

Published by Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH (WRS)

ISBN: 978-3-89986-322-2

Stuttgart 2019 (AV Edition), 34 €

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