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Trade Fair Buildings

Neue Messe Karlsruhe


Neue Messe Karlsruhe GmbH & Co. KG


Gerber Architekten

Project location


Gross floor space

103,500 m²

Gross volume

1,163,000 m³

Project duration

January 2000 – April 2005

The existing Karlsruhe exhibition halls were too small, hence a decision to build a New Messe was made in 1999. A self-supporting timber structure with a width of approximately 70 metres spanned the four exhibition halls. The loads resulting from the timber structures were transferred by way of massive reinforced steel supports, each of which was reinforced with up to 750 kg per m³ of concrete.

Additional value

  • Frühzeitige Eröffnung
  • Absolute Kostenkontrolle

Individual services

  • Project management
  • Technical-business project controlling
  • PCS
  • Project controlling
  • Building physics / Acoustics
  • Flow simulation