IBA Principles

August 2002, Guidelines of the Cabinet regarding the setup of the IBA Stadtumbau 2010

6. Free spaces emerge through redevelopment:

To balance relations between city and landscape.

  • Post-industrial landscapes become a part of the city in the shape of wasteland, marshland and inner peripheries, playing an important part in image definition.
  • Transitions and peripheral situations between built-up and vacant land are productive zones of urban redevelopment, the emerging free spaces become experimental fields for a new type of urban landscape. A preference for life on the urban periphery can be realised in inner-city locations.
  • Landscapes become worlds of experience within our cities.