Hamburg Expo

The roof structure of the New Hamburg Trade Fair Centre consists of a modular system. It is made up of two main components, a steel girder grid as the “substructure” and a series of several wooden barrel shells that are supported on the steel grid.

Modular System as a Prototype

With this modular system, a simple and efficient supporting structure for exhibition halls can be realised, which can be easily adapted to the different hall geometries.

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the roof structure at the Hamburg exhibition halls.

Expo In Hamburg[1]

Christoph Ingenhoven with ingenhoven architects 
(hall passages), Düsseldorf (DE)

Planning time
2002 − 2005

Construction time
2005 − 2008

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of roof structure (WP 1 − 4 acc. to HOAI)

84,000 m²

HMC Messe und Congress GmbH, Hamburg (DE)

H.G. Esch, Hennef (DE)

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