• Trade Fair Hanover Hall 26

Trade Fair Hanover Hall 26

Hanover, Germany, 1996

The asymmetrical suspended roof spanning across three bays developed out of the architect's concept to achieve a natural ventilation and lighting of the roof across the variable topography. With an optimal roof overhang the ribbons span in bundles between four abutments of varying heights, which section the hall into three exhibition spaces with a 55 m span width and four service zones. The steel ribbons are covered by gravel filled wooden sandwich plates and, to secure against oscillation they are secured using thin cables with dampening elements. Steel hollow sections, directly glazed, span in-between the longitudinal sides of the roof and the strip foundations, thereby forestalling the roof deformations under snow.

  • Location

    Hanover, Germany

  • Architect

    Herzog + Partner, München

  • Cooperation

    BKSP Projekt-Planer, HannoverRenk Horstmann Renk, Hannover

  • Awards

    Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 1998; Ingenieurbau-Preis 1996, Auszeichnung

  • Client

    Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover

  • Contractor

    Rüterbau (Neoll AG), Hannover; Kauffmann, Dornbirn/Austria; E. Heitkamp, HannoverSeele, GersthofenSassenscheidt, IserlohnBKSP Projekt-Planer, Hannover

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision

  • Length x width 220 m x 115 m
  • Span 55 m
  • Base area 25,400 m²
  • Wood for roof cladding 81,600 m³ / 19,820 m²
  • Height 26.5 m
  • Hall volume 410,740 m³
  • Exhibition / adjacent area 18,000 m² / 3,600 m²
  • Trade Fair Hanover Hall 26
  • Trade Fair Hanover Hall 26

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