NürnbergMesse is planning its newest hall together with the internationally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects. The ambitious completion date for hall 3A with more than 86,000 square feet is the beginning of 2014 – in time for the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair.
The construction costs are 34 million euros ($45 million) for the hall and another 2 million euros ($2.6 million) for the necessary infrastructure in the immediate surroundings. That is a total investment volume of 36 million euros ($47 million).
“The building will function as a hinge between the buildings in the east and south of the exhibition site in future,” said Roland Fleck, managing director, NürnbergMesse. “It will do full justice to the architectural standards at this outstanding location.”
On completion of hall 3A, NürnbergMesse will have more than 170,000 square meters (830,000 square feet) of display space to offer in halls and foyers.
NürnbergMesse has just ended the strongest first quarter in the history of the company. The Nürnberg company set new standards in 2012 with more than 645,000 square meters (7 million square feet) of gross rented space.
“So the new building will particularly make three things possible,” said Fleck. “First our display space will reach 170,000 square meters (1.9 million square feet) in future, second we will create the necessary development potential of the site for the large-scale events like the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair, or the exhibition duo fensterbau/frontale and HOLZ-HANDWERK, and later SPS IPC Drives as well, and third, with the assistance of Zaha Hadid Architects, we are setting an architectural milestone for NürnbergMesse and the whole metropolitan region.”