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Annual report 2023

The 2023 Annual Report of the Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) reflects on a year full of social and climate challenges, a year that was also the hottest and wettest year in the Netherlands since the first temperature measurements were recorded. These extreme weather conditions underline the urgent need for sustainable urban development and the importance of the role of architecture in addressing climate adaptation, biodiversity, and social inclusion. We recognize the need for a paradigm shift: architecture must not only build, but also contribute to a better balance with the environment. In 2023, the IABR committed to this shift by fostering collaboration between designers, policymakers, and citizens, and by advocating for a ‘renaissance’ of architecture that emphasizes its social relevance and explores new ways towards a socially inclusive and environmentally resilient future.

- Check the compact version of the annual report 2023