The guiding image here was that of a floating glass pane that makes its presence known only through the absolutely minimized construction and technical elements, as the connections between the halls at the scale of the pedestrian ought not to attempt to compete with the highly expressive large-scale halls; the effect of the connections should result solely from the logic of their construction. On account of the connections and the short distances to the existing halls, the supporting columns are shifted inwards, so that the eaves edge appears just as a line and no conflict arises between the columns and the existing buildings. The structural grid of the adjoining buildings was applied to the connections in such a way that conflicts at the connecting points could be avoided and the connections correspond to the halls
Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover
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