Munich Expo

Architecture
Bystrup, Bregenhoj & Partner, Copenhagen/Denmark

Planning time
1992 − 1996

Construction time
1995 − 1998

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of roofs

GFA
340,000 m²

Client
Messe München GmbH/Germany

Photography
messe-muenchen.de
OPB München/Germany
Stefan Müller-Naumann, Munich/Germany

The buildings of Neue Messe München comprise among others twelve exhibition halls of identical plan dimensions of 154.7 m x 74.0 m. Foundations and walls including all access gateways are constructed in reinforced concrete. The roofs of the halls are a fabricated steel structure designed by Werner Sobek Stuttgart. The roof covering consists of a lightweight sheet metal sandwich structure comprising longitudinal acoustic trapezoid-section steel panels with applied heat insulating material; the upper surface of the roof sandwich consists of aluminum sheet.