The IBA is a set of organised exceptional circumstances. From 2012 until 2023, the whole of Thuringia will be a laboratory for the future. The International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Thüringen aims to be an agent of change, fostering partners willing to explore new directions and supporting those implementing model projects. It also initiates projects in its own right. Its intention is to serve as a platform for experimental approaches to design and thinking. The IBA documents its interim progress in 2015 and 2019, and concludes with a presentation year in 2023. The findings and results of the IBA aim to inform the everyday actions and activities of politics, administration, society and commerce, bringing about change that continues beyond the end of the IBA. Ultimately, the IBA aims to create regional value and raise international awareness of Thuringia.