International Building exhibition Hamburg

the Human City Project


The ongoing IBA, International Building exhibition, which started in March 2013 in Hamburg, is soon coming to an end (on the 7th of November). The building exhibition experiences this year with innovative architectural solutions for pressing problems of the urban community life, such as the growing diversity of its population, the low attractiveness of the city centre versus its suburbs, and the paradox of growth and sustainability in cities.

Focus Areas:

The International Building exhibition is investigating three major challenges of contemporary cities:

Under the term Cosmopolis the exhibition explores how ethnic and cultural diversity can be transformed into strengths through spatial interventions and participative conception of spaces.The projects reach from new educational facilities to art installations and participatory projects for kids. Whereas the promotion of local economies includes systematic measures reaching beyond employment initiatives in order to help the resident population gain qualifications, Art…

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