• Trade Fair Hanover Hall 8/9
    © Heiner Leiska

Trade Fair Hannover Hall 8/9

Hanover, Germany, 1998

Within only ten months construction time the existing outmoded exhibition halls 8 and 9 should be substituted by two new halls. Hall 9 was realized as a five-bay, fully glazed hall with primary girders 138 m in length each, designed as self-anchored suspension bridges, with suspension cables, hangers, masts and struts. Dynamic and without supports, the spatial cable girder construction covers 32,800 m² of exhibition space - to date the world’s largest roof of a trade fair hall. Five main girders spanning from east to west with a ridge height of 26 m and a distance of 45 m structure the hall along its entire north-south length of 238 m. The roof area is made of 1,400 wooden cross-sections, inside of which are hidden the supply ducts system. This demanding structure represents the cutting edge of what is possible today and technically expedient.

  • Location

    Hanover, Germany

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Cooperation

    Renk Horstmann Renk, Planungsgesellschaft Laatzen

  • Client

    Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Length 345 m
  • Height 34.7 m
  • Exhibition area 21,000 m²
  • Width 245 m
  • Base area 32,800 m²
  • Adjacent area 4,000 m²
  • Trade Fair Hanover Hall 8/9 © Heiner Leiska
  • Trade Fair Hanover Hall 8/9 © Heiner Leiska

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