Cologne Exhibition and Convention Center
Client: Koelnmesse GmbH Köln
1st prize Competition 2015/2016
GFA 73,000 sqm
Hall 1 completetd 2020, Confex 2024

The planned expansion and upgrading of Koelnmesse is intended to make the site next to the Köln-Messe/Deutz ICE train station fit for the future. Koelnmesse plans to invest around 700 million euros by 2030. The aim of the new construction and renovation measures is a clear organization and reorganization of the complex, both existing and new use and development structures, which will enable an optimally flexible hall combination. Among other things, the multifunctional Confex for trade fairs, congresses and corporate events and an intelligent east-west terminal linking all trade fair areas are to be created. In addition, the trade fair will have a new, distinctive East Entrance.
Based on the idea of developing a clear main access intersection consisting of the trade fair boulevard and the terminal, the new terminal extends in an east-west direction from Deutz-Mühlheimer Strasse to the Staatenhaus bridge. This consistent execution of the terminal enables a clear and concise development system of all adjacent halls, including the new Confex® and Hall 1. At the same time, the clarity of the development is associated with a maximum of flexibility. A variety of hall combinations with direct or via terminal access are possible. Two roof foyers allow direct access from the parking decks to the conference level, which will be a special spatial experience with spectacular views and vistas.

Certification by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in the highest category (platinum) is being sought for the Confex®.

Visuals: JSWD / Rendertaxi
Aerial Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH
Photos Hall 1: Constantin Meyer

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