Messe Düsseldorf investing €636m

The owners of Messe Düsseldorf are making massive investments in the home of drupa, with a new exhibition hall being completed for €140m, as part of a wider €636m investment.

By mid 2019 the company says it will have built a new multi-functional hall with conference facilities and a fully glazed new entrance south complete with a translucent, LED-lit canopy roof and adjacent underground parking.

According to the organisers, the new building will include an oversized canopy roof sitting 20 metres above ground measuring 7,800sqm.

“From the new south entrance visitors can enter the new Hall 1 right away. Boasting a length of 158 metres, a width of 77 metres and more than 12,000sqm of space without supports, its layout roughly corresponds to that of Halls 8a and 8b, offering a total of 558 square metres, more space than both of the original Halls 1 and 2.”

The investment in the new South Complex totals €140m.

Werner Dornscheidt, president and CEO, Messe Düsseldorf says, “With the start of construction we have taken an important step towards the complete modernisation and renovation of our premises at our home base; and we continue adapting the exhibition centre to our customers’ demands and requirements thereby increasing our service even further. As always this is done without any subsidies.”

By 2030 Messe Düsseldorf says it will invest a total of some €636m in its premises.


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