Hall 3A Nuremberg Trade Fair Centre

Messe Nuremberg was expanded in a first construction phase with Hall 3A. The new exhibition hall is characterised by its suspended steel / aluminium hybrid facade, which consists of welded T-profiles (mullions) and object-specific aluminium special profiles (transoms). The dead weight of the glass panels is transferred via the mullions, so that the aluminium transoms only have to bear the horizontal wind loads. In this way, a filigree supporting structure with transom spans of 5,000 mm could be realised.

Best-Rated Building in the “Places of Assembly” Category

Werner Sobek carried out a sustainability certification according to DGNB for Hall 3A. The life cycle costs were also calculated, a life cycle assessment drawn up and a daylight simulation carried out. The building achieved the highest rating level (platinum) and is the best-rated building in its class in the category “assembly facilities” to date.

The new building is located in the south-eastern part of the exhibition grounds next to the existing exhibition hall 3.

Zaha Hadid Architects Studio, Hamburg/Germany

Planning time

Construction time
2012 − 2013

Services by Werner Sobek

  • Facade engineering
  • Sustainability consulting and DGNB certification
    (incl. Life cycle assessment and life cycle costs, recycling concept, ecological building consulting and construction supervision, thermal simulation, daylight simulation, DGNB quick check and DGNB pre-certification)

13,000 m²

Nürnberg Messe GmbH, Nuremberg/Germany

Heiko Stahl/Nürnberg Messe GmbH, Nuremberg/Germany

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