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Medica to benefit from new southern section

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2017-01-27

At Messe Düsseldorf, the ground will be broken for reconstruction of the southern entrance area and Hall 1 in May 2017. Medica will benefit from new southern section: The new Hall 1 will be available for use by Medica in 2019.

 - The new Hall 1 will be open to the exhibitors of MEDICA from 2019.
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The new Hall 1 will be open to the exhibitors of MEDICA from 2019.

The supervisory board and shareholders of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH have declared their approval, and thus the starting point has been reached for one of the most ambitious construction projects in the history of the company. The plans for a complete reconstruction of the southern entrance and the adjoining Hall 1 have been definitively approved for implementation. “We can now implement our master plan for the complete modernisation and renovation of our premises, our home base", rejoices Werner M. Dornscheidt, Chairman and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, adding: “As usual, it will all be done without subsidies”. 

The capital expenditure for the southern section amounts to EUR 140 million. In total, Messe Düsseldorf will invest around EUR 636 million in their premises before 2030. The work will begin after the packaging fair interpack in May 2017 and is to be completed by summer 2019.  

The South Entrance

The new South Entrance will give Messe Düsseldorf a modern presence on the banks of the river Rhine, looking out over the city of Düsseldorf. Trade fair visitors and convention delegates will be welcomed by a new illuminated and translucent canopy, 7,800 square metres in size and around 20 metres high.  

The new Hall 1: available for use by MEDICA from 2019

The scope of the renovation of the South Entrance also includes the reconstruction of Hall 1. To this end, Messe Düsseldorf plans to demolish the current Halls 1 and 2, which are smaller, and replace them with a new build after interpack 2017. The new Hall 1 will be open to the exhibitors of MEDICA from 2019. Hall 1, measuring 158 metres by 77 metres, with over 12,000 square metres of floor space, will then be around the same size as Halls 8a and 8b. The new hall will meet the high technical standards that the entire trade fair centre is subject to. It will be accessible via 7 gates, with suspensions from the hall ceiling being as easy to configure as it is to set up stands using the hall floor. Pedestrians can use the bridge on the 1st floor to cross between the hall and the Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD). As well as being connected to Halls 3 and 4, there will be a main route leading from the South Entrance directly to the rest of the premises.

In 2017 and 2018, the transitioning years during which the building work will occur, the MEDICA exhibitors previously housed in Halls 1 and 2 will be provided with alternative stand options in modern halls, which are temporary structures created from lightweight materials. These halls will have excellent links to the other MEDICA Halls.

Dates of the next MEDICA + COMPAMED in Düsseldorf: 13 - 16 November 2017