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14 July 2017

Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New Southern Section

Building works for modern south entrance and new hall 1 start

Master plan for modernisation strengthens trade fair as economic factor for Düsseldorf and its international standing

This Friday saw Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf, Helmut Oberholz, Managing Partner of the commissioned architects’ office slapa oberholz pszczulny sop architekten, Thomas Kleine-Kalmer, division manager of general contractor Köster GmbH and Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, kick off one of the most ambitious construction projects in the history of Messe Düsseldorf with the ground-breaking ceremony.

Press Release
Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf Thomas Geisel, Helmut Oberholz, Managing Partner of the commissioned architects’ office slapa oberholz pszczulny sop architekten, Thomas Kleine-Kalmer, division manager of general contractor Köster GmbH and Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, kicked off the construction of one of the most state-of-the-art and multi-functional trade fair locations and convention venues on Friday, July 14 2017.
Construction Site New South Entrance June 2017, 1

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Construction Site New South Entrance June 2017, 2

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Ground Breaking New South Entrance, 14 July 2017

Impression of construction June 2017 and interview with Jurek M. Slapa, architect

Facts & Figures Construction Activities and New South Entrance

Start of construction: June 2017
Completion: Summer 2019
Costs: Approx. EUR 140m

Halls (during construction)
Number: 17 (+ lightweight hall 18 + further lightweight halls when needed)

Total space: 560,000 sqm
Exhibition space: 291,580 sqm
Indoor exhibition space: 248,580 sqm
Outdoor exhibition space: 43,000 sqm
Construction Site New South Entrance June 2017, 3

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Construction Site New South Entrance June 2017

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Construction Site New South Entrance June 2017, 4

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Construction Site New South Entrance June 2017, 5

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