As of summer 2016, a new conference center and the two new halls C5 and C6 will take shape in the northeast of the exhibition grounds. The total number of halls available at the exhibition venue will thus increase to 18 as of fall 2018. Embedded in the spacious outdoor exhibition area, the Conference Center North will offer ideal conditions for a wide variety of trade fairs, conferences and events.
Construction work on the new exhibition halls C5 and C6 and the Conference Cen-ter Nord is in full swing. Since groundbreaking on June 28, 2016, the various con-struction stages have been completed step-by-step. To begin with, workers dug the trenches for the utility corridors of both halls. Concrete steel workers have been weaving heavy rods into huge steel grids, which serve as frame structures for the reinforced concrete walls. Gradually, the walls of halls C5, C6 and the Conference Center have been rising in height.
Not far from the construction site, workers pre-assembled the steel girders for the new hall roofs, work that took several months. The girders were then transported to the site with special tracked vehicles. In a next step, the construction team hoisted the altogether 26 roof sections onto halls C5 and C6 by crane.
Then the countdown started for the topping-out ceremony. Green safety nets were stretched underneath the roof girders to enable safe working at the top and on the ground simultaneously.
On June 20, one year almost to the day since groundbreaking, the roof structure was completed on time and adorned with a wreath for the topping-out ceremony.
On June 20, the big moment had come: The roof truss was completed on time and adorned with a wreath for the topping-out ceremony.
By the end of September, the maze of cranes gradually thinned out around the shell buildings located in the northeast of the exhibition grounds. A good sign, meaning the new building was coming along well.
Venturing a look into the future Hall C5, the outlines and features of an exhibition hall were clearly recognizable: walls, roof, utility ducts, floor sealing—everything in place and on schedule so far. Hall C6 too was gradually taking shape. Already at the end of the summer break, much of the flooring work was completed, the tracks for the partition walls had been laid, enabling the division of Hall C6 later on. Also the new Northeast Entrance and the Foyer to Hall C6 could be clearly divined and had outgrown the shell construction phase.
Shortly before the onset of winter, the Messe München Construction & Engineering department was able to claim a stage victory: the halls were sealed and thus winter-proof. Nothing stood in the way of continuing the work, especially interior finishing. Accordingly, the work was progressing well through year-end: The floors were completed, the wiring installed, the ceiling lights were already shining and the loading yards between the halls had been paved.
As temperatures rise, so too will outdoor work on the roof and facades be increasingly on the agenda.
The most important news for the moment, however, is that in time for IFAT in May, the exhibitors will definitely be able to use the brand new halls.
Capacities currently available at Messe München are stretched to the limits. Especially for the major self-organized trade shows such as bauma, BAU, IFAT and ISPO MUNICH, halls have long since been booked to full capacity. More space is also needed for guest events and conferences.
The ground-breaking ceremony will take place on June 28, 2016. We planned with a two-year construction period.
We will make all efforts to minimize the inconvenience for local residents. We do not expect any disruptions or restrictions for the event.
Find out more about our new exhibition halls on our microsite.