NürnbergMesse Hall 3A
Hall 3A is part of the new southern extension to NürnbergMesse which will include new exhibition halls, entrance building and conference facilities.
Hall 3A's design connects the diferent 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 facade. 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 acolonnade of tree-shaped columns which support the canopy.