Exhibition Halls for Stuttgart Trade Fair Congress Center

Project Description

7 Standard Exhibition Halls (70 x 155m), the Grand Exhibition Hall (144 x 155 m) as a column-free multipurpose hall including the corresponding parts for building services and storage areas, supply tunnels, restaurants, and several passage bridges spanning between the halls.

The roof structures are consisting of partly landscaped hanging roofs, supported by discrete stress ribbons spanning between column-trestles or inclined boundary trusses. In order to minimize deflections resulting from wind-suction, prestressed cable-trusses are formed at the stress ribbons between the column-trestles.


Projektgesellschaft Neue Messe GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart


Wulf + Ass., Stuttgart

Gross Cubic Volume

270.000 m² / 2.450.000 m³


2000 – 2007


1st Prize in Structural Design Competition, 1999
Good-Building Prize 2008, Federation of German Architects (BDA)
Architectural Prize of the Hypo Real Estate Foundation 2008
Award of Exemplary Building Stuttgart 2007-2011


"Structural Engineering International (IABSE) 1/2007"  »