The IBA Thüringen continues the tradition of large-scale international building exhibitions in Germany. Since the first IBA more than 100 years ago, the objectives and format of the exhibitions have changed significantly. Initially conceived as international showcases of early 20th century German building expertise, the focus later shifted to shaping the processes of large-scale urban and regional development in existing environments. Today the international building exhibitions serve as an instrument for promoting building culture and innovative urban and regional development. At present, five international building exhibitions are taking place concurrently, more than ever before. The IBA Heidelberg and IBA Wien operate at the scale of the city, the IBA Basel at the scale of the tri-national region between Switzerland, Germany and France and the IBA Parkstad focuses on the cross-border region around Limburg in Holland.
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