Trade fair hall 27/28, Hannover

Geladener Wettbewerb - Invited Competition, 2001

After the wide-span EXPO 2000 halls that were designed with a view to potential additional use for concerts and sports events, the DMAG wanted a hall that would be used exclusively for trade fair purposes, with columns set at moderate distances apart. The main concern was cost efficiency in both the construction and running of the building. Despite its simple construction and the low cost, our project can still be associated with the formally ambitious new generation of DMAG
halls. As construction, lighting, and ventilation have an impact on each other, the placing of the columns and the form of the trusses was developed integrally from the lighting and ventilation technology so as to achieve maximum performance at minimum cost.