Welcome to IBA Hamburg
Hamburg is looking to grow its inner city and make the “Leap across the Elbe”. Between the northern and southern branches of the river, the St Pauli landing stages and Harburg, lies a 35 square kilometre area of the city that had become something of a backwater following the storm surge of 1962.
Europe’s largest river island, Wilhelmsburg, is home to docks, industry, green oases, and over 50,000 people. Together with the small neighbouring island of Veddel and the “Harburg Upriver Port”, from 2006 to 2013 Wilhelmsburg formed the project area for the Internationale Bauausstellung IBA Hamburg (International Building Exhibition).
Together with its many committed partners, the IBA Hamburg has devised and implemented seventy projects here, creating an impetus for sustainable, environmentally friendly, and socially balanced urban development.
Under the key theme of COSMOPOLIS the IBA Hamburg has demonstrated how cooperation might be nurtured within major cities in the future. METROZONES offer space for growth within the city, providing easy routes between living and work. CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE demonstrates how major cities can grow in an environmentally friendly way by generating decentralised renewable energy and using their own resources efficiently.
Here you can learn all about the IBA Hamburg: its projects, stakeholders, and the results of seven years of research within the living city.