Messe Stuttgart: Countdown for Paul Horn Hall
On the fair grounds of Messe Stuttgart, the construction of the Paul Horn Hall is on schedule: work has gone into top gear on the interior construction, façade cladding and rooftop greening of the new trade fair hall, the trade fair organiser reports.
The tenth hall on the grounds of Messe Stuttgart is in the process of being fitted out with everything you need for trade fair operations of the future: telecommunications, light, air, electricity and heating on the inside, while on the outside, work is in progress on the façade cladding, and sealing and greening the façade. Inside the hall, once the cement flooring is completed, the floor covering will be laid and the metal ceilings mounted. Diverse steel construction work and anti-corrosion protective coating were necessary, not to mention tiling and plastering. Steel and laminated/wood inside doors and mobile partitions have been built in. As Kai Bierich, responsible for planning of the new hall, explains: "At the moment we are working simultaneously on the hall flooring and ceiling. Piping and wiring for electricity, compressed air, water and telecommunications are being laid in the utility ducts in the ground, which will then be sealed by covers. The ceiling is also being fitted with technical equipment including approx.1,650 spotlights and lamps." Rough assembling of the outer façade is due for completion by the end of August. Finishing work and function tests will take place until the end of September.
The completion of Paul Horn Hall is planned for the opening in January 2018 with the CMT, the world's largest consumer show for tourism and leisure, Ulrich Kromer, President and Board spokesman of Messe Stuttgart, says. "By then Messe Stuttgart will have extended its exhibition space from formerly 105,200 to 120,000 square metres. This was urgently required since we were no longer able to meet many of our customers' wishes for more space," he stresses.