Hall 3A Nuremberg Trade Fair Centre

The Nuremberg trade fair has been enlarged in a first construction stage with the addition of Hall 3A. The hall is located next to the existing exhibition Hall 3 in the south-eastern part of the trade fair grounds. Distinguishing features of the new exhibition hall include the hanging steel/aluminium hybrid facade consisting of welded T-sections (posts) and special object-related aluminium profiles (beams). The dead load of the glass panels is transmitted downward via the posts so that the aluminium beams need only withstand horizontal wind loads. This design approach made it possible to implement a filigree supporting structure with beams spans of 5,000 mm. Werner Sobek carried out sustainability certification of Hall 3A in accordance with the certification guidelines of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Werner Sobek also calculated the life cycle costs, drew up an ecological life cycle assessment and conducted the daylight simulation. The building was awarded the highest rating (Platinum) and it is the best building in its class in the category “places of assembly”.

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/NürnbergMesse GmbH, Nuremberg/Germany

Related Projects