Buildings, Trade Fair & Industry

Trade Fair Hall 6 Düsseldorf

© Jürgen Schmid, Köln

This square fair hall, covering a total area of 26,000 m², is the largest structure on the fairground of the “Messe Düsseldorf”. It is designed for sport and concert events.
The main structure consists of four 165 m long truss girders which are arranged right-angled in plan and supported by truss columns inside and tension members outside of the hall. The main area of 90 x 90 m without any columns is covered by a cable supported roof structure. Secondary a space frame structure with 27 000 bars is provided. The building gets its light appearance by a glass facade above a 6 m high concrete base.

Düsseldorf, Germany
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Gehlen, Ingenieurbüro für Tragwerksplanung, Düsseldorf
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Project Responsibility
Rudolf Bergermann, Knut Göppert


Technical Data

Length x width
165 m x 165 m
Base area
26,000 m²
Gross floor area
43,500 m²
Exhibiton area
24,000 m²
Max. height of hall
24 m
Steel structure
90 m max. girder span,
8.50 m girder height,
2,300 t steel




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