The Munich Trade Fair Centre is complete. Since the summer of 2016 two new exhibition halls and one conference zone have been evolving in the north-east part of the trade fair centre in Riem. In perfect time for the IFAT 2018 the halls are now being put into operation according to schedule.
The large-scale project embraces a total budget of Euro 105 million. With ten cranes and about 250 carcass builders, the building site was for a time one of the largest in Munich. The roofs of the halls each span 63 m. Each hall now provides a new exhibition space of 10,000 m2.
Ever since the 1990s OBERMEYER has, in planning association with Jesse Hofmayr Werner, been playing a key role in the overall planning of the site on behalf of the Munich Trade Fair Centre. The recently completed halls C5 and C6 round off the fourth and final construction stage. The grounds thus have a total of 18 halls. Besides the building and structural design OBERMEYER was also charged with the design of the supply and disposal facilities, the access routes and the technical equipment including communication, media and security engineering. The areas of responsibility further included commercial and organizational tasks, tendering, contract award, time scheduling, project supervision and cost analyses.
Although at first glance all the halls are identical, modified framework conditions ruled out a copy. The planning had to take account of new fire protection and escape route regulations as well as amendments to the building regulations.
In addition came the owner's desired changes. These include among others a new conference centre in the north-east as well as, besides the possibility of fully darkening both halls, in particular the mobile partition walls for hall C6. It is the only hall which is individually subdividable by means of partition walls. This makes it possible to combine spaces and services as required. The walls are multi-layered and hence optimally soundproofed, which permits precise acoustic space planning.
During the construction period the trade fair operations in the surrounding halls had to be guaranteed at all times. Further, the construction period was shortened by three months as a result of date restrictions between two leading trade fairs.
From 14 to 18 May 2018, in perfect time for the IFAT 2018, the world's leading environmental technology trade fair, the halls are being used for trade fair operations for the first time as scheduled.
The official commissioning will take place in the autumn of this year. For then the connecting structures and the congress centre will have been completed too.
Delivery and removal zone between the new halls. Hall C5 from outside. The new east entrance. Hall C5 inside. The individually subdividable hall C6.