First building completed
A ceremony was held today in the new foyer at Messe Essen to celebrate the completion, on time, of Phase 1 of the building works. The opening of this imposing 2000m² glass structure with its adjacent conference facilities was attended by Prof Andreas Pinkwart, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Thomas Kufen, Mayor of Essen, and Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen.
The Messe Essen site is currently undergoing a major rebuilding and modernisation programme scheduled for completion in 2019. Alongside the new, light-flooded glass foyer on the eastern side, sop’s design, developed within the framework of the general planning exercise, will see the construction of fewer but larger exhibition halls and a new logistics centre.