International Building Exhibition

‘Leap across the Elbe’ and International Building Exhibition Hamburg 2013 (IBA)

Hamburg is actively meeting the challenges facing a major 21st century city. With its ‘Hamburg – a growing city’ mission, it has formulated a long-term development strategy which aims at qualitative growth and an improvement in quality of life.

The key location for this is the ‘Leap across the Elbe’. The International Building Exhibition 2013 will showcase the overall ‘Leap across the Elbe’ concept. In conjunction with the International Garden Show in 2013, the future of the city will be explored for the first time in all its many facets. At the heart of the exhibition is the question of what a major urban centre needs to offers its inhabitants, companies and visitors for life in the 21st century in order to turn service and quality of life into outstanding locational factors.