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NürnbergMesse Hall 3A

  • Germany
  • NürnbergMesse
  • Built

Hall 3A is part of the new southern extension to NürnbergMesse which will include new exhibition halls, entrance building and conference facilities.


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Hall 3A’s design connects the different grids of existing buildings at NürnbergMesse: the hexagonal grid of the original halls dating from the 1970s and the rectangular halls at Grosse Strasse. This connectivity is expressed in the Hall 3A’s design and roof structure which spans 75 metres from the 4-storey service block at its northern end to its transparent south façade. Facilities such as the cafeteria, conference spaces and offices, as well as mechanical rooms and loading docks, are housed in this northern service block.

Derived from the various grids of its adjacent  buildings, Hall 3A’s roof structure is comprised of linear triangular trusses. Approximately halfway along each triangular truss, its lower supports divide and connect diagonally to the lower supports of the neighboring trusses. Louvers within each truss continue the dynamic geometries of this division. On the south façade, this composition of the roof structure is turned vertically to create a colonnade of tree-shaped columns which support the canopy.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Director

Jan Huebener

Project Architect

Enrico Kleinke

Project Team

Erik Holler
Adam Natkaniec
Brian Egan
Nina Kaftan
Naomi Kadish
Anna-Lena Loest
Mario Minard
Peter Irmscher
Anna v. Roeder


Dr. Binnewies, Hamburg

MEP / Services

Ebert Ingenieure, Hamburg


Werner Sobek, Stuttgart


HHP-West, Bielefeld

Building Physics

IB Sorge, Nuernberg

Tender + Site Supervision

GanzWerk, Nürnberg