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New Munich Trade Fair

Munich, Germany

Short information

Building category
Education and Culture
Products
Windows, Doors, Façades
Series
AWS 65
Location
Munich, Germany
Completion
1997
Architects
Architekten BDA/DWB Prof. Kaup, Dr. Scholz, Dipl.- Ing. Jesse + Partner
Specialist
R&M, Vögele, BSZ, Inntaler

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Object description

The New Munich Trade Fair is located in eastern Munich on the grounds of the former airport. A new area with rental apartments and condominiums has sprung up in the southern part of the new construction area. On the northern part of the grounds on an area of 73 hectares, a more than 20,000 m2-large trade fair and conference center was developed from 1994 to 2004 in two construction phases. The 16 trade fair halls line the central axis extending from the west to the east. The strictly axial, symmetric arrangement of the halls enables exhibitors and visitors to easily orientate themselves. The visitors’ entrances are located on the front sides of the building complex and are served by a subway station. Although the New Trade Fair buildings have to meet stringent requirements in terms of logistics, visitor orientation, and public access, with their filigree architecture and materials – steel, glass, and wood – the buildings speak a bright and friendly architectural language. The architects Kaupp, Jesse, Hofmayr, and Werner, who carried out this project with OBERMEYER Planen + Beraten in a work group, created spatially appealing and, in part naturally illuminated, trade fair halls using the ample glazing of Schüco mullion and transom façades. A number of rest and recuperation areas make the building very user-friendly. The halls are surrounded by 280,000 m² of open space, which draws visitors outside even at large events, and brings light, air and green into the halls via the large glazed façades. The New Munich Trade Fair Center was awarded the “Energy-efficient Enterprise” certificate in 2008. The energy concept includes one of the world’s largest roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, which generates 2.6 MW of electricity annually, thermal power units, and natural gas usage.

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