The exhibition will take place in 2027 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Werkbund exhibition at Stuttgart’s Weissenhof, which saw a housing estate built for the international exhibition, showcasing what was later known as the International style of modern architecture and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Johannes Novy, Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Cities, will be providing a focus on citizen participation and participatory processes. Responding to his appointment, Johannes said: “I'm very much looking forward to this new role and hope that it will provide opportunities for Westminster students in architecture, design and planning to be involved in some of the activities for IBA 2027 as well.”

If successful in providing solutions to challenges faced by all metropolitan areas around the world, the IBA could become an internationally recognised showcase of innovative architecture, design and planning practice in the areas of affordable housing, mobility and sustainability.

The aim of the IBA 2027 is to provide solutions to the challenges of urban planning and design in the 21st century. The Stuttgart Region sees it as a vehicle for a new societal debate on the sustainability of urban lifestyles.

In their memorandum of understanding, the IBA 2027 says: “The goal is to harness all the potential of the population, companies, science and government to implement innovative and forward-looking concepts.”

The Exhibition will cover themes around better, affordable and sustainable building, housing and living, new technologies and the digitalisation of the home and the relationship between the city and the region.

Find out more about the International Building Exhibition here.

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