Zaha Hadid Architects Studio, Hamburg/Germany
2012 – 2013
Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
Daylight and thermal simulation
Life cycle assessment
Nürnberg Messe GmbH, Nuremberg/Germany
Heiko Stahl / NürnbergMesse GmbH, Nuremberg/Germany
The Nuremberg trade fair has been enlarged in a first construction stage with the addition of Hall 3A. The new hall is located next to the existing exhibition Hall 3 in the south-eastern part of the trade fair grounds. Distinguishing features of the new exhibition hall include the hanging steel/aluminium hybrid facade consisting of welded T-sections (posts) and special object-related aluminium profiles (beams). The dead load of the glass panels is transmitted downward via the posts so that the aluminium beams need only withstand horizontal wind loads. This design approach made it possible to implement a filigree supporting structure with beams spans of 5,000 mm. Werner Sobek carried out sustainability certification of Hall 3A in accordance with the certification guidelines of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Werner Sobek also calculated the life cycle costs, drew up an ecological life cycle assessment and conducted the daylight simulation. The building was awarded the highest rating (Platinum) and it is the best building in its class in the category “places of assembly”.