The new building will also give the City of Düsseldorf an additional architectural highlight. It will be the new face of the exhibition centre towards the city and also the northern endpoint of the city’s silhouette from the river Rhine. Jurek M. Slapa, the founder and managing partner of the architectural firm slapa oberholz pszczulny | sop, who designed it, is thrilled about the progress of the construction work: “Our ideas started off on paper, and it’s great to see them being turned into reality. We are very pleased that this project between the Rhine and the Nordpark is adding a new architectural touch to the exhibition centre and the City of Düsseldorf.”The general contractor implementing the project is Köster GmbH, and to quote Thomas Kleine-Kalmer, holder of commercial power of representation and head of the Major Projects Division: The roof and shell of the new Hall 1 and the conference wing are now in place. What comes now is the interior work, the underground car park and the canopy. It’s great to see that the progress of the construction work has caused so much amazement and so many happy smiles. It encourages us all the more in our efforts to build the future flagship of Messe Düsseldorf.”
The New Southern Section forms part of the Messe Düsseldorf Masterplan 2030 with its many construction and redevelopment plans to ensure that the exhibition centre remains attractive and competitive. These include a number of completed projects, such as the new Halls 6, 7 and 8, the new North Entrance and the complete overhaul of seven halls. Werner M. Dornscheidt sees this as a crucial investment into the future: “In this way,” he says, “our premises will be further adjusted to suit demand and the needs of our customers, while also increasing the service factor.” In all, Messe Düsseldorf is investing 650 million euros in the implementation of its masterplan. The New Southern Section alone is costing 140 million euros. Moreover, Dornscheidt emphasises that they are “doing all this without subsidies”. It means that Messe Düsseldorf will be ideally prepared for the future.
Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf, Neue Messe SüdSource: Messe Düsseldorf