With a new exhibition era presenting a whole range of new possibilities and events Neue Messe Friedrichshafen starts into a promising future.
Just plain figures: twelve halls with an exhibition space of 85,000 sqm, a multi purpose foyer, an open air exhibition ground with 12,000 sqm, 8,500 parking spaces for visitors and exhibitors.
"The exhibition of short distances" - this slogan will gain in meaning at the new exhibition site: Two spacious entrance lobbies to the east and the west ensure a steady flow in all halls and the open air exhibition grounds even when there are crowds of visitors. An additional attraction will be the the lake covering an area of over 4,500 sqm near the western access. And it provides further space and opportunities for events at trade fairs i.e. watersports and leisure, emphazising the unique atmosphere in Friedrichshafen.
Big shows and events
With a length of 150m and a width of 67m (10,000 sqm) Hall A 1 is th biggest building on site. It can take up to 10,500 people. TV productions, sporting events and concerts will be more often on the agenda of the Friedrichshafen event calendar. The Hall A 2 with 4,000 sqm can be divided into up to three separate modules holding 1,000 people each and thus is ideally suited to congresses or accompanying speacialist symposiums. The main restaurant can be found on the first floor of the West Foyer along with more meeting and conference rooms (with capacities varying form 10 to 450 people). Another prominent feature of the halls is the media grid system with connection sockets every 7.5 meters, providing exhibitors with the vital supply network for electricity, water, compressed air and telecommunications.
The attraction of the overall design by the famous Hamburg architects Gerkan, Mang & Partner lies not only in the functionality but also in its pleasing city architecture (for example, the entire roof construction is made of wood). Due to the ground plan many different shows can take place on this site. Smaller ones can take place parallel to each other or concerts in Hall A 1 can take place during exhibitions etc.
Neue Messe Friedrichshafen
North of the city of Friedrichshafen, near to the airport.
Start of construction: May 2000
Opening Event: July 26 - 28, 2002
First trade fair: OutDoor, August 17 - 20, 2002
The exhibition site
Exhibition space: 85,000 sqm
Open grounds: 12,000 sqm
Hall A1: 10,000 sqm, 10,000 visitors
Hall A2: 4,000 sqm, can be divided into up to three separate modules holding 1,000 people each
Standard halls: 6,300 sqm
Congress and conference rooms
8,500 parking spaces for visitors and exhibitors
Figures of Messe Friedrichshafen
Between 15 and 17 international trade fairs and exhibitions each year