Hamburg Expo

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the roof structure of the exhibition halls at the New Hamburg Trade Fair Centre. It consists of a modular system. This consists of two main components, a steel grid as the “substructure” and a series of several wooden barrel shells. These are supported on the steel grid. With this modular system, a simple and efficient supporting structure for exhibition halls can be realised that can be easily adapted to the different hall geometries.

Expo In Hamburg[1]

Architecture
Ingenhoven Architekten, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time
2002 − 2005

Construction time
2005 − 2008

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

GFA
84,000 m²

Client
HMC Messe und Congress GmbH, Hamburg/Germany

Photography
H.G. Esch, Hennef/Germany

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